October 28, 2009

Easily impressed. Sorry, can't help it.

Call me a mother.

Call me easily impressed.

Or maybe I'm just easily impressed because I'm her mother but I love her drawings.

I think we'll have to take out a second mortgage on the house in order to support Savannah's paper addiction.

But she just LOVES to draw. She loves to cut and paste and draw some more.

She was writing the alphabet long before she could read it because she liked to "draw" the letters.

Here is her latest family portrait. If I had kept every single family portrait this girl has ever drawn, I would probably be able to fill the bathtub full with them. I love that we are all holding hands except for Alayna... because she's not tall enough yet.

I don't know what is considered "normal" or "average" when it comes to kids and all their many stages, but I seriously was impressed with these next two drawings.

It has a princess, who is holding a heart. A prince who looks like his hands are over his heart, and he has on some stylish shoes. It has castles and clouds, and look at her name! I had never seen her do that before!

I love this one.

Its got the scary background, two pirates with mean faces and swords. A treasure chest and a key. Her name is even written so it would be scary. At least that's what she told me.

In truth, her figures look almost EXACTLY like mine did when I was her age. I think its cute that she tells me she wants to be an artist just like me when she grows up.

Although part of my passion for drawing was fueled by my older brother Caleb's drawings when we were kids. We use to draw together all the time. Then he hit puberty, his voice dropped an octave and he quit drawing with me. He USE to say to wanted to be an artist. But now he just spouts Mandarin Chinese and has a business management degree. Ick. But don't worry Caleb, I still love you.

I don't know why I'm including this next picture, but I love it. I can't seem to make myself throw it away yet, although I have no idea why. It just makes me happy.

I was thinking maybe some "how to draw" books would make a good Christmas present. Do you think? She's always asking how to draw things but I'm TERRIBLE when it comes to drawing cartoony things.

And on a completely random note, I found a pretty good sized fake jewel from Savannah's princess collection in Alayna's diaper today.

At least now I now what she swallowed yesterday before I could fish it out.

Yup, that was random, and no, I didn't save it.

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Brittney said...

Those are better than I can do now! I bet she'd love some drawing books.

And WHATEVER you're not good at cartoony things.. what about the bugs that are decorating your blog??? They're awesome!

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Heidi said...

She seems to be following her mother's footsteps--and she can't go wrong there! "How to draw" books? She already can draw! Some of it is better than I ever could do!

special k said...

I love your stylish hat in that first family portrait...and you said you weren't a hat person...pshh. Where can I get one of those?!

Jess said...

so cute! ANd hello, you have amazing drawing talent!! I like the happy flower pic too, I think it's all the bright colors that make me smile :)

Mama Smith said...

I think every Mother...must carefully watch...for potential talent in each of their children...Since Father gave us each INDIVIDUAL gifts...it is such a wonderous thing...as you begin to see the "budding" of such things in each of your children...The ability to discern or hear the spirit...will guide you along...in finding ways to help each child develop those gifts...Capitalizing on "interests" is a great way...to help with potenial...Caleb's CHINESE...began before Caleb was born...when I heard a prophet, Spencer W. Kimball, asking the Saints to raise up a generation speaking "Chinese"...When Caleb was 10 years old...We found a TUTOR...in the 1990's and the rest is history...

CJB said...

Sarah, I am so glad that you are picking up a sewing machine! I just recently learn and I can't even begin to describe the exhilarating feeling I get when I hear the rattling of my machine. Don't get discourage, and keep your seam ripper handy! I can't wait to see what your imagination conjures up :)

Darryl said...

As long as you don't push her, giving her books, lessons, encouragement would be beneficial.

My brother showed an interest in music very early (drumsticks on hardback books for drums) that lasted all his life. My interest in computers showed up very early (on a class field trip to IBM at age 9). I had art classes too at age 8, but obviously that didn't lead anywhere (smile).

Garvin Smith said...

Grocery stores will either give or sell you rolls of butcher paper that will last a long time!

Sarah said...

Well, I've told you what I think of Savannah's talent. She's obviously *very* talented - apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

I don't think I've heard of any recommendations for drawing books - I'll look around and see if I can find any good recommendations.

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