Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Face" Time


Finally, Samantha has begun drawing a repeated image. A nearly recognizable repeated image. The orange words and arrows in the photo above are my post-processing edits, but I wanted to point out what everything is. Okay, so maybe she's more of a Picasso, but it certainly looks like Rembrandt to me. :-) Two days ago, she asked me for help to draw a face. "Face," she said. Pretty obvious request, especially when it came with a big piece of chalk thrust into my own face. I drew the circle for the head, then handed her the chalk back. She proceeded to draw eyes, nose, mouth, hair, hat and neck, telling me what she was drawing as she drew them (sadly, I don't think I would have known if she hadn't!). We erased her first version of it, and she proceded to repeat it over and over again, with the same strokes and the same commentary. She didn't need my help with the head after the first try. We were in the doctor's office for her 3-year appointment the other day, and she stopped crying (screaming) long enough to draw all over the paper exam-table cover, including more faces. I don't know if this is something she'd been working on in school, or if it just suddenly came to her, but I've been waiting for the day when I would see her draw a particular thing, and not just a scribble. I'm such a proud mommy!

8 comments:

Brandie said...

This is so cool! Yay Samantha!

Monica said...

You should be proud, this is huge!! I remember when Adam first started drawing people it was a very big deal to us!!! And I agree, totally a Rembrandt!!

My name is Sarah said...

Oh that's a good little drawing.

Monica Crumley said...

Awesome! I would be proud, too. John Michael just started making dots with a pencil on paper. I now LOVE dots. The more the merrier...

Lacey said...

Thats a great face. I would be a proud momma too.

amy flege said...

WAY TO GO!! MAYSON ISNT REALLY INTERSTED IN DRAWING....SHE WOULD RATHER SIT AND READ BOOKS!

RobMonroe said...

That is really awesome. It's great that she labels for you so that you can label later!

Michelle said...

how impressive that she's drawing faces already!