WHAT?!? YOU DIDN'T KNOW? Oh dear. Now you have to scroll down and find the links to his art on the right side bar of my blog.
Okay. So now you know that my son Jack draws all the time, right? And that means when he's not eating, sleeping or listening to music. Oh, and he rides his bike after dinner, but other than that--he's drawing.
And my 5 year old daughter Ella?!? She has been BITTEN BY THE ART BUG TOO. That kid draws all the time.
ALL THE TIME.
And, she draws on everything. She draws pictures, she tapes art everywhere. She's constantly plastering stickers on things, even though I've told her through clenched teeth again and again to NOT PUT STICKERS ON THE WALLS. She went through every roll of scotch tape we had in the house, hanging art and creating arty things. She's now moved on to the roll of that green tape you use when you're painting rooms.
She plasters her art everywhere I will tolerate. She has drawn on herself, her bedroom walls, her dresser, the living room rocking chair, and with a (thankfully) washable marker, she turned her little cousin into a "kitty" one day.
She asked me if I was "colourful" when I was a kid, one day. I said sometimes I was colourful, and sometimes I was grey. She said; "that's funny! Sometimes you were grey, but I'm ALL COLOURFUL."
Interpret that as you will.
She hates her clothes to be matchy matchy, she hates hairdos on dolls, and if she had her way, STUFF would be taped together all over the house.
It was the last straw when she drew on the rocking chair recently. But, suddenly I realised I was receiving the ULTIMATE PAYBACK from KARMA.
When I was Ella's age, I drew on my bedroom wall, drew a picture of my face on my pillow case so it would look like I was still in bed, took a black felt marker and outlined ALL the flowers on the "GOOD LIVINGROOM" gold velvet couch, and when I drew on the end table in the GOOD LIVING ROOM, that was the last straw.
My Mom was NOT happy.
And do you know all those moments you have when you screech at your kids how you can't wait until they have a daughter or son one day JUST LIKE THEY ARE?
Anyhow, sit back and enjoy Ella's art.
The above pics are not the clearest, but I thought you guys should see what Ella did to her room one day. Even though it hurt me a teeny bit more than it hurt her, I let her watch as I scrubbed it off with some cleaner and a sponge. (I saved the bit you see in the last picture though).
|this is my bedroom door|
|"Lily the Raccoon"|
|A girl lion with a flea|
|"Jack Ray" the robot house, who shoots laser beams out of his eyes|
|Ella was so freaking excited for barbecued burgers with my family|
on Father's Day that she had to create this "After High School" Party
poster. Only Ella understands the connection.
|this interesting lady is on the fridge|
|Ella's bedroom door|
|Jimmy Two Shoes is from a cartoon she loves|
|we were looking at some pictures of Terry Fox online. Ella had eyes as wide|
as saucers and then quietly disappeared to draw up this pic of him with his metal leg, and face filled with effort
|House On Fire? BAD|
|House not on fire? GOOD. See the checkmark to show us that it's good???|
|"JACK IS A DORK"|
|"Jasmin the winter robin"|
|Sad Vampire Mom wringing her hands|
|typical happy Ella art|