Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Budding Artist

I posted these two images on Facebook a few weeks ago, in real time, as we were driving (don't worry, I wasn't behind the wheel...).  Samantha, ever the amazing long-distance trooper, was doodling on her mini-Magna Doodle that Wednesday while we were on vacation, from the back seat.  She tapped me on the shoulder and handed the pad to me, saying, "Look, Mommy, a mouse!"  I was pretty taken aback by the details, but noticed one glaring error.  "Where's the tail?" I asked.  "Oops, sorry, the tail - I forgot!" she responded, and promptly took it back, drew for a second and handed it back in its completed form below. 

Seriously, I was floored.  She hasn't drawn anything for me in ages, and I was starting to worry that she would be scribbling forever.  I don't know what she was eating/drinking/taking that day, but sheesh, that was pretty awesome!  And any subsequent versions of the mouse were never quite like that one.  I'm just feeling glad that I caught it on camera.



Fast-forward 3 days to Saturday, as we neared the end of our journey home from Georgia, and, accompanying the tap tap on my shoulder from the back seat, Sammi said, "Look, Mommy, a butterfly!", handing me the picture below.  Again, floored.  While it looks like a perfect butterfly in silhouette, I think it was actually a head-on attempt that may be missing a wing or something.  I'm really not sure, but dang if it doesn't look like a butterfly, with it's long body!  Again, I don't know what she was eating/drinking/taking that day, but I love her new-found inner artist.  I hope it sticks around!

7 comments:

Anna said...

I see it. THe body is the middle, black head on top with antenna- the lines going up and a leg to the left and the wings to the right going off the side. Its is beautiful!!!Please give her lots of materials to create so we can see the progress.... on paper!!!!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

that is WAY GREAT!! really it is not easy to draw on the doodle! Sammi RoCKs! smiles

Crazy Beautiful Love said...

So good. Esp for being on one of those magnetic drawing pads!!-erin

Ruby's Mom said...

Awesome!!!

Cindy said...

She's really good!

Michelle said...

What awesome drawings!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

awesome pics!!! so glad you caught it on camera :)