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    Tuesday
    May242011

    Draw Like a Kid!

    Kids are so free with their lines and colors, their happiness sparkles through their artwork.

     

    My daughter (9) has been drawing words, comics, cities, girls and mazes. {above}

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    My daughter (11) has been drawing super mini-mandalas, mermaids, ribbons and comics. {above}

    Here's a little secret I discovered along the way...

    In your art journal, no-one can tell you how to draw. Or how not to draw. There are no teachers, guides, aunts that know better, experts, specialists, therapists, bullies, friends who mean well, productivity analysts, professors, parents, mean kids, annoying cousins, coaches, supervisors. No-one. 

    Draw as you wish.

    Reader Comments (6)

    Your girls are talented! I am absolutely in love with the mermaid!! Here's to drawing as we wish in all things - even beyond our journals!

    05.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

    I really love this, especially the kids' art work! No one inspires me more than Gracie- she is just so FREE with her art.

    05.24.2011 | Unregistered Commenterchel

    I love seeing your girls' drawings. My little one Katy (age 3) has been delighting me for months with her whales (drawing subject of choice right now!), and she's now exploring octopuses. It's so fun to watch her love of drawing unfold!

    05.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

    This is so true. I love doing all the things in my art journal that my professors told me I can't.
    I find it sad sometimes that the kids come home from school and an art teacher has shown them the "right" way to do something. I just encourage them to show me what they had intended and slather the good feelings all over it!! Thanks for your post... it made my day! Jenny

    05.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Koelbel

    Hah, your kids draw better than I do at 30+.
    The princess/mermaid are really good.

    05.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeninkcillin

    Yes, very nice to see children's artwork.
    I agree... you need to draw "freely" :]

    05.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril Cole

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