August 16, 2009
Pink Flamingo in ChalkTweet
I sent both girls outside to play one sunny day this past June. After a short time the neighbour girls from across the street joined them, and they all decided they wanted to draw on the ground with sidewalk chalk. I got the chalk down for them and then went back in the house.
About an hour later I was back outside to do some yard work, and decided to see what they had drawn. From the three other girls, I saw "normal" chalk drawings... but from my oldest daughter, who is now nine years old, the drawings were quite good. This is the one I liked the best, a pink flamingo:
I asked her what made her think to draw a flamingo, and she answered, "I'm not sure... I just looked at a few squiggles that one of the other girls had drawn, and I saw a flamingo in them... so I just filled it in". This sounds like answer I'd get from a mature artist! Certainly, her talent at drawing is much better than mine was at that age and also now.
What an elegant looking chalk flamingo.
Posted by Hammer at August 16, 2009 07:36 PM
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