I know that all moms dote on their kids but as of late I've been noticing a change in my son Clyde's artistic abilities. He seems to have an eye for color and the things he draws are actually looking like what he says they are. I know that this happens to most 4-year-olds but this is MY 4-year-old .
Last week he told me that he wanted to make something for his new friend Lila. We had planned on making a frame because, well, this is what I do. We went to Hobby Lobby because I have only my glue stick and scissors here as art supplies. He picked out a wooden dinosaur for it and then began picking out papers. He even picked the puffy paint for her name. The only problem was that we couldn't find the frames we usually use so we settled on a jewelry box. This took a bit of discussing since he wanted to use a treasure chest that Lila herself would fit into. When we got home he tore the paper and told me where to glue everything... Sorry not letting the boy loose with glue in an apartment that contains some one elses furniture... This is what he came up with.Then there are the drawings. Every day it's something new. I bought him a spiral notebook and Grandma had given him some washable markers both of which he loves but his medium of choice
seems to be his travel size Magna-Doodle. (Think modernized etch-a-sketch.) The other day he showed me his fruit people, "Mr. Pear and Mr. Apple". He wasn't completely happy with the apple though because his arm ended up looking like a funny nose. I just couldn't believe that they actually looked like fruit.