Introducing my daughter the artist.
Once upon a time my baby girl used to grab chunky crayons and randomly colour patches of paper to create ‘drawings’. You could ask her to draw anything; car, cat, the sun… it would all tend to turn out the same.
Roll forward a few years and now Olivia’s fine motor skills are such that she can use thinner, more ‘grown-up’ colouring-in pencils and has ideas for drawings that she can bring to life on paper. If you ask her to draw a cat, she will. If she wants to draw a tractor, she’ll give it her best go. It’s one of the (many) ways I can tell that my little girl is growing up.
I love seeing how Olivia’s creativity is developing as she gets older. I particularly enjoy her family portraits, which always make me smile. This is how she sees us.
These are some lovely drawings, but I’m not sure I like the ages that Olivia has written down for both myself and my husband!
Seriously though, the way that my 5-year-old sees and interprets the world is truly fascinating. Right now, she’s oblivious to all the horrible things that are going on in this world and sees only beauty wherever she looks. I absolutely love it and I think there’s a lesson in there for us all. We can learn a lot from our children, if only we want to see it.
How does your child see the world?