Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cami's Art

This is Spirit, from Cami's favorite movie.


She drew it from memory, then chose the coloring by looking at her Spirit toy (Breyer collector horse).

The eagle? She used a cheap plastic eagle toy, which is in a different pose than the one she drew.

Mommy: "Cami, do you remember where the markers are?"

Cami: "Oh, I don't need markers."

Mommy: "Oh." Pause. "Crayons, then?"

Cami: "Mmmmm, no."

Mommy: "What are you going to use to color the picture?"

Cami: "It needs pencils."

Wow.

I am so impressed with my girl. I see her blossoming into full artistic bloom, with a totally different creative bent than either her daddy or I have.

(Did I mention lately that I'm really glad we homeschool?)

3 comments:

Brittany Allen said...

that's pretty awesome that she can do that now! She's SO creative, it's just amazing to see. I remember those cute little stick figures she'd draw with the circles and dots for eyes..and now this! :) I'm def impressed.
Love you guys!
-Brittany

betsy said...

"It needs pencils"

This is what is so very hard to teach. The ability to hear what the artwork is saying so that you can help it become.

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." Michelangelo

aunt betsy said...

Comments for Cami

Cami, I can tell from the way that you drew your animals, that you understand their bodies. Some people understand animal bodies, but can't make the pencil do what their brain knows. And other people have brains that can tell their pencil what to do but they don't know much about animal bodies. But you can do both. You have studied lot and lots of animals - you have a passion for them. And, you have a brain that knows how to tell your hand what to do. While anyone can learn how to do this, you have a lot of natural understanding. It's part of the gift package that God has given you.

This picture is very inspiring. The placement of Spirit's hooves and the way his mane and tail are made with flowing lines make it seem like he's moving! One of the things that artists do, is invite their viewers to feel a certain way. (You can even make people look a certain place by how you arrange things.) By having the eagle and Spirit look up and off the page, it feels to me like you are saying, "Be encouraged! Look up and ahead!"

It reminds me of the verse that says,

But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don't get tired,
they walk and don't lag behind.

Is 40:31 (The Message)