Monday, March 22, 2010

Mar19_OEA_1 I am glad to be able to join The Art Box this week again. It means that daughter was interested in independent art this week – something that I always welcome, but it doesn’t happen here often enough. Last week, however, was fruitful in both structured and independent art made with stickers, markers, scissors and glue.

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I like it when Anna is able to tell stories about her art. This is the one that she brought from her preschool – she did it during their “free art” time. According to her, this is Halloween in winter, and all birds are flying south. The teachers keep telling us that she loves art in preschool and is always the first to show up at art time.

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Her drawings became a little more “premeditated”. She tells the story as she draws – here she was drawing bones, muscles and joints in her hand, and the hand was holding her name. She also created “a plan for my room when we move to a bigger house” (which, by the way, we don’t plan to do). The plan had a bunk bed, many bookshelves and a mountain to climb on, a pretend mountain, of course.

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This project started as making a present for her favorite stuffed kitty. A present was supposed to be wrapped and tied with the string. Once I gave her the string, she got other ideas and made pizza for kitty. It’s always interesting to see how her little mind works and how more complex creative ideas are born.

For more open-ended art by young children, visit The Art Box at Tired, Need Sleep.

12 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Emma is always talking about how we are going to move to a bigger house - very unlikely, although honestly I wouldn't mind (apart from the cleaning a larger house part).

I loved seeing all her artwork, and that hand and name picture is really well-drawn!

Ticia said...

I love her stories about her artwork. They're so much fun to hear!
My kids area always making presents for their toys too.

Kim said...

Yay, glad she was interested in art this week! I love her stories!

Debbie said...

These look so great! Glad she enjoyed art this week!

Julie said...

She did a great job! Glad to see she's enjoying art again. Her handwriting is great too!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

She tells such cute stories with her pictures, won't it be fun to look over them when she's older? Thanks for linking up!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love the pizza! And, I think the idea of a climbing mountain in the bedroom, is very interesting :)

Christy said...

I like Halloween in Winter! Cute.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

She is so creative! Love how she came up with the idea of pizza for her stuffed kitty. How does she come up with this stuff?

Pathfinder Mom said...

I love it. We are SO bad at open ended stuff. I really need to try it more often.

Autumn said...

What a cool drawing! Very impressed that she can write her name!

April said...

That is so funny that she is planning on a bigger room! She has quite a little brain there ;)