Emma showed everyone at Jason and Melissa's house how much she loved to draw. No one believed that she could clearly say "draw". David and I were telling everyone about it and spelling out D R A W, because once she hears it, she insists on drawing. Eventually someone said the word so Aunt Melissa had to find some paper and pencil.
Much to Emma's delight, Sissy has shared some unused colored pencils. Emma loves all of the new colors. She insists on having them all. You can't give her just one or two, nope, she needs the full color spectrum. So far the colored pencils have worked out better than ink pens as far as the furniture goes. But then there is the dining room wall. . . we agree that the white wallpaper is a bit bland, but I think we would have preferred a design a little less impressionistic (uh er, scribbles that is).
On a fun note, Emma has also discovered what a neat sound her pencils make as she drops them down the furnace vents. Daddy is so nice, he fishes them out for her every time.
Emma has developed a new love of art. She has suddenly become crazy for drawing. For the past several days she has walked around the house saying, "draw, draw". Forget saying mommy and daddy, everything now is about the drawing.
Unfortunately, before we knew of her gifts, daddy was careless with an ink pen and left one in easy reach. A couple of weeks ago she created this masterpiece. Don't recognize the canvas? Let me help, it is my couch cusion. Sweet Emma, knowing that every great work should have a companion piece created two more. We are proud owners of a trio of her early works.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, her preferred medium now is pencil and paper. No paper is safe! She's not picky, bills, magazines, homework, it all works. Day before yesterday she added her now favorite new word, "draw". Today she wouldn't have anything to do with her other toys, she sat with a fresh tablet of paper and a pencil and created. Boy do I wish I could have such an everflowing fountain of inspiration! Christmas will be easy at our house this year, a nice case of no. 2s and spiral notebooks. Hmmm, I need to hit Walmart, I think back-to-school supplies are on clearance there!