Monday, January 10, 2011

Protraict of Merrick

This, according to Mariann, is Baby Bother Meyick.

And this one, still from Mariann, is Papa. Happy Papa.

I guess every mommy of a 2½ yr old is proud of her baby's scribble... Well, I had to show you those, as I have no one around to compare it. I think she's really skilled. Drawing is her favorite past time, she sit next to me while I blog or sew, or next (but mostly on) Papa when he does homework (and possibly draw on the homework as well).

By letting her having access to all my dry art supplies all the time, and never saying "those pencils are for grow-ups, here's your wax crayon" we let her develop a skill that she truly enjoy. She can focus on the paper(s) for a whole half of hour. She can sit and paint for that long as well. Not only is it a good break for mommy (because, believe me, she can be quite noisy and active as well!) but the calm and silence it provides benifit her so much, I can clearly see it. Oh, and she's so proud!
"Look mommy, it's Santa Claus!" she said, handing me a circle full of dots, with hairs all around...

And this is Merrick tasting avocado. Instant love. He got impatient when I reloaded the spoon. He hate a lot! What a great (and tasty) first time eating solid!


  1. sweet, sweet drawings! yes your right mama she is skilled! i also agree with giving access to real art supplies, absolutely!

  2. Wow! Amazing portrait of her little brother! Definitely skilled for her age! And in general! I love it!

  3. I've just seen your beautiful bandanna dress tutorial @ Tatertos & Jello and loved it! I had to come check out your blog and guess what: I love it!!! :-) Your creations are gorgeous and so are your kids. I love the pics of Marian modeling the Bandanna dress. :-P I'm 4 months pregnant and they told me the baby is a little girl. I'm not so sure yet so I look for tutorials for either a boy or a girl. Anyways, I'm following you now. And once again, kudos on the great blog!

  4. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who keeps thinking "She's really good!" every time I see one of Mariann's drawings. It's nice that she gets such pleasure from drawing, and I hope it continues all her life.


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