Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The first ever self portrait.

Oscar drew his FIRST EVER self portrait the other day – complete with a big orange eye, a bigger multi-coloured eye and black shoes. I know it doesn't look like much, but I got pretty excited and have being showing it to every. single. person. near and (now) far!

I suggested we draw portraits again this morning and he just looked at me like I was silly and said, "I can just take a photo mummy." Humph. The attitude of a three year old being raised in a digital age.

Nora, on the other hand loves when she gets hold of textas, but her favourite canvas is definitely her skin. Followed by her wardrobe door. Paper is totally unnecessary.

Tell me, do your toddlers like drawing? Or are they like Osc and want to reach for the instant gratification of a digital camera? Do you even let your bubs near a camera?


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  1. That's awesome! I love kid portraits, they are such an interesting and unique glimpse into how they see the world ..

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    1. They absolutely are. Plus it is so cute when they just draw heads with legs. Like they don't even realise they have bodies.

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  2. Hi Imogen, my boys love drawing particularly my younger one who is four. Gorgeous pics by the way. As much as they would love to get their hands on my camera it costs too much to replace so my camera is off limits! x

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    1. Probably a good idea to keep the camera off limits ... mine isn't as expensive as yours, I daresay, but I don't need the extra expense of replacing it either! However, I'm a bit of a pushover sometimes when it comes to letting them explore creativity, hence letting Oscar use my camera. Which I think in some ways has hindered creative development rather than helped. Live and learn. x

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  3. Kids art...it's the best!!!! That one must go in a frame - it's gorgeous.
    PS We let the kids use a really old camera that we no longer use.

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    1. Rodge just dug out an old shock-proof waterproof one that I used to travel with and bought a new battery for it. As good as new and now officially Oscar's camera. He still prefers mine of course!

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  4. Nora, your art is fantastic and your slippers are AMAZING! I want a pair! x

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    1. Her art is full of energy and delights her endlessly, I hope she never loses that.

      Shoes are (slightly worryingly) one of her favourite things, she will happily try on three or four pairs in a day. Those slippers were a gift from a well-travelled great aunt and uncle, the bells on them tingle merrily. x

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  5. I think we forget that what seems like "new digital grown-up technology" to us is simply the most natural thing to this new generation... we want to encourage creativity and balance and I think of course we should... but.. and I hesitate to say this i really do... I think all these gadgets are second nature to our young ones... they look at us using them all the time so it's no different to them asking us if they can try the washing machine buttons... only I'm not in front of my washing machine as much as I am in front of my I-phone or I-pad. My son loves to draw and read but he sure loves his lap top too. I guess balance is the best we can strive for yes? ♥♥♥ PS - gorgeous slippers!

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    1. Absolutely. I'm striving for balance. Oscar really does love his screens though and I can't help worry about that. I daresay such a love will come in handy later in life.

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