Sammi's beautiful capture of our house, complete with steps leading up to the front door. We're working on perspective, which has come a loooong way. (You didn't really think our door and downstairs window were on our front lawn, did you?) Sometimes I can see the influence of her teachers at work, such as in the formation of a definitive torso, and the addition of hands and feet. She's a natural mimic - show her a couple of times, and she'll begin to take on the stylistic elements of someone else's work. Recently I showed her how to draw a flower. Her afternoon caregiver drew a daisy chain, with each daisy sporting a smiley face. That's now what she deems "drawing flowers." Eventually these copied elements will taper off, become something uniquely hers. All great artists betray their influences in some way. Not like I feel that we're headed to the Louvre, but watching the evolution, the little details and factors that shape how she draws and creates, fascinates me. The stronger and more confident she is holding a writing instrument, the more detailed her drawings become. Just a year ago, we were seeing giant, potato-shaped heads with two legs coming out of the bottom. The mouth would curl off the side of the face.
I wonder what she'll show us next...?