It’s interesting to see how Anna’s abilities in art slowly unfold over time. She still mostly prefers doodling with markers over paper – sometimes telling elaborate stories about her squiggles. It’s about 50/50 now when she first doodles and then decides what it will be or when she sets out to draw something in the first place. The “planned” pictures are usually better, but smaller, for example, like this mouse in the picture above.
I always complain that Anna doesn’t like coloring, and she doesn’t color much at home. But she starts using more than one color in her artwork occasionally, and can color fairly well when she gets is in the right mood. My husband needed to get her started a little on this coloring page while we were waiting in the restaurant, but then she took over, and we were all surprised with how well she can color when she feels like it.
This is my favorite mini-art from this week – people made with foam shape stickers. I showed Anna how to make a person shape out of a triangle and a circle, and then she made up a story about two girls who got sick because they ate flowers and went for a check-up to the doctor. She also enjoyed coloring their clothes and hair with various markers.
For more open-ended art, visit The Art Box at Tired, Need Sleep.