Monday, June 15, 2009
Can I just brag on my 6 yr old a little bit? Of course I can, it's my blog. ha.
I have been admiring this series of of Buki animal cutouts she colored, so I thought I'd share. A thing of beauty is always worth sharing, right?
I like how she has no rigid ideas about what colors things should be. She just goes with it. I learn a lot from my kids like that. Is it just me, or are these gorgeous? (hint: your line is "Yes! Clearly genius at work!") I just keep staring at them. I'm thinking of making them into a garland to hang up. And I'd love to have a T-shirt with that dog on it.
The animal cutouts above are from a Buki activity book we picked up at the curriculum fair here (I had to smile when I saw the name of their website -- Poof-slinky?). I always pick up an armful of these little books when I go, and the girls just love them. Their web site seems a bit sluggish, so I've just done a Google search and also found them easily on Amazon and various online toy stores if you'd like to try them.
I love to watch my girls learn anything, but I have to admit having a particular soft spot for any glimpse of emerging artistic talent or love of crafting. I'd like to think I wouldn't mind it a bit if neither had any interest in art, but in my secret heart of hearts it would be a real blow.
That is why I'm so jazzed that my youngest, who for 4.9 of her 5 years showed ZERO interest in drawing or painting (ok, more accurately, less than zero. ok, actually active animosity), has just within the last few weeks really gotten into it and her pictures amaze me. She paints them to look like little quilts.
Ok, I'm done. Honestly. Thanks for hanging in there.