I have a thing for children’ drawings (and paintings). There’s just something so “pure” and innocent about their drawings – and not to mention, cute.
Children don’t censor their artwork. They would just draw whatever they feel like drawing and their artwork is usually a reflection of their inner world.
My soon-to-be 5 year old girl loves drawing, just like any other kids. She would spend 30 minutes or so drawing houses, people, ponies, fairies, princesses, flowers and butterflies every single day. Sometimes 2-3 times a day. I even set up a table with some drawing supplies (papers, sketch books, crayons, color pencils) in their room so that she and her little sister could draw or scribble whenever they want.
But Ayra has never really painted a picture. Her paintings were usually just random splotches of colors and patterns… until today.
She was down with a fever this morning and slept until around 11 am. And when she woke up, the first thing she said to me was, “Mama, I want to do painting. Pleaseeee… But I don’t want to use hands, I want to use the brush”.
It was like she had an inspiration or something. A dream, maybe.
And so after lunch (she paksa me to gobble up my food. “C’mon mama, I want to do painting!”), I took out their painting supplies and rolled out the drawing paper on the floor. Ayra wasted no time painting her first picture.
It was a house. A pink house.
Then she painted a butterfly with polka dot wings. I was impressed! I couldn’t stop praising her paintings because she never really painted a “picture” before. I got so excited and took out my camera (mommies, right. Hehe). But Ayra was too busy in her own world and couldn’t be bothered with my excitement. She just rolled out more paper and continue to paint one picture after another….
And before you know it, she made one looonggg scroll of paintings. Almost 2.5 meters! It’s her biggest masterpiece by far (the drawing paper roll is from Ikea, by the way).
While her sis was busy painting pictures, Raina was busy painting her hands and the floor (last time she painted her face!).
In case you’re wondering what we did with the scroll painting (I mean, I couldn’t just throw it away now, could I)…
Wallpaper. Just what their bedroom needs. Hehe