Geometric Yellow Shapes

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Task 12:

Look at a child. See how connected they are to their creative self? Pretend you are a child and make something.

Jon's dad recently told me about when Jon's brother Adam was in about 2nd grade and they were having their Parent Teacher Conferences his teacher brought him a picture Adam had drawn of a tree, and it wasn't your average brown & green, it was filled with every color the crayola box could allow. The teacher very seriously said she was concerned because "trees aren't blue and pink." Mike really didn't think it was that big of a deal, but later asked Adam why he had drawn the picture like that. He said, as only a sweet little child can "when I squint my eyes, there is color everywhere."

I love that story! Children have such unique, yet such perceptive views of the world. Here is my tribute to making something through child-like eyes, completely colored in crayola!

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! I wish trees were like this in real life. Maybe I should just start squinting more... That is SUCH a cute story! I love how you brought it to life like this!! Are you going to give the drawing to Mike? Or show it to him??