Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Welcome to Our Art Show
Lately, my baby has been bringing me pictures.
He says, "Look what I made!"
Then I take a look at the great drawing and say, "Really?"
Ashton says, "Yes. I made it."
Then, I have to go confirm with the other brothers.
Come to find out, Ashton really is a great artist! He's only four, and I'm super impressed with the things he draws.
Now, I will admit that it's VERY easy to impress me when it comes to drawing.
The only things I can draw are a coat hanger, a tepee and a butterfly. Really, that's all I can draw. If you ever find a piece of paper at church filled with weird phrases, decorated with butterflies, tepees and coat hangers...that's my paper.
I hate to admit it, but one time, I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about how awful it would be if the game Win Lose or Draw got popular again. When I started seeing jellys and leggings around town, I knew, Win Lose or Draw might be coming back with them. If David Hasselhoff resurrects the Win Lose or Draw game show, I don't know what I'll do. I hate that game. No one ever wants me on their team. I may never understand why people can't tell that when I draw a coat hanger with legs...it's no longer a coat hanger. What coat hanger has legs? No...if the coat hanger has legs, ANYONE should be able to tell that it's no longer a coat hanger...it's a person...my version of a person. What's wrong with people?
Maybe I make too big of a deal when my kids draw other things besides tepees...like animals and D.O. and tanks. I'm elated to see how much they love to draw. There are notebooks upon notebooks filled with their creations around this house. I can't throw them away, but I think Aaron sneaks and does throw them away sometimes. He's not as impressed since he can draw too. Aaron quit showing me his pictures years ago. I would get so excited, I wanted to frame all of them. When I showed them off, it embarrassed Aaron. He doesn't think he's as good of an artist as his wife does.
I'm telling you...I have problems when it comes to people I love drawing cool things. It makes me so excited. I'm overly encouraging. I want to buy them trophies. I show off the pictures Aaron's mom has painted and drawn that are hanging in my house to everyone. Sometimes I show the same person too many times. They end up saying, "Yes...I know. Aaron's mom drew that." People who can draw are SO amazing to me!
So...I thought I would share some of Ashton's cute drawings. I think for four years old, this is superb! True to Ashton's personality, he told me to write the names of the animals on the paper, using ONLY black marker...no other color!
Way to go, sweet boy! I know I'm your biggest fan, but I think you REALLY are such a great artist!