Katherine tries out realism as an artform

Most of Katherine’s art is very impressionistic. Her crabs, for instance, reflect rather her feelings about crabs than any real crabitude. They’re red and huge and have very pointy claws, but the shape is somewhat amorphous. I’ve been trying recently to show her how to see shapes in things and to draw with some attention to reality but, like her mother, she does not take direction from others well.

This morning, however, she came to me with a picture she’d drawn in which all of the facial features were present. I wasn’t sure who the subject was and took a wild stab.

Turns out it was neither Pluto nor Snoopy, which were my initial guesses.

Mom, this is what you look like to a three-year-old, with love:

K draws Nana

Fabulous, isn’t it?

a quickr pickr post

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan McG says:

    Awwwww, I think this may be one of the most beautiful pictures of a mother that I have ever seen:-) You look happy and full of life and energy, and that top-knot is very stylish!

  2. mary hood says:

    That’s a keeper alright. I’m immensively relieved to see that she eliminated the glasses and kept the smile. Thanks for this.

    Mom

    ps It is indeed fabulous!!!!

  3. Kim says:

    My daughter drew a similar picture of me at that age — big, baggy, tired looking eyes, a smile, and two huge arms reaching out for a hug. I still have that picture — not happy about the baggy eyes, but it touched my heart that this was how she saw me.

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