Monday, October 31, 2011

My Child The Artist

On Friday, Zeph had his first day of Pre School EVER. It was a big deal and we were all pretty excited about it, mostly the Young Man. When I arrived to pick him up his face beamed at me but only for a second. He was so engaged in play that he only had time to give me a quick hug before he got back to the business of being 2 and a half.

Can you imagine my pride when I went to check his little storage cube to find this stunning Rothko inspired painting hidden inside? My child the Artist - just look at those gestural brush strokes and vivid, emotive colour. He has great things in store!


For a brief moment I thought- hold on a moment, something is amiss. I can't possibly be collecting my own child from Pre School and looking with wonderment upon his creativity. It should be ME handing my mother scraps of paper covered with crayon. I had a strong feeling of deja vu, where in I was the toddler and my mother was me. It was lovely to be reminded of that childlike joy.




So while the young man flexed his creative muscles, the Lady Baby and rested.

Joining with Paisley Jade

19 comments:

  1. That painting is seriously awesome. And the photo of you with O. is so beautiful.

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  2. What an artist! Im impressed, and he looks so happy. xx

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  3. That painting is definitely worthy of being hung for all to admire :)
    x

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  4. Those moments when you suddenly realise you are the grownup are surreal.

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  5. Isn't it nice sometimes to just have a girls day? Liongirl and I just did school drop off and headed straight out for babycinos and last minute halloween decorations. And kindy art is just the BEST. Wait til he's 4 and you get a new cardboard box machine daily....... melx

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  6. An artist in the making - most definitely! xx

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  7. Rosie just did a similarly inspired piece with red chalk on our back step. Apparently – according to Chris – happy children draw big. Hurrah for our joyous little sprites!

    Glad you all enjoyed his first day. x

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  8. I don't know what got my attention the most - cool paintings and very small people at preschool, or the sheer gorgeousness of Zeph and the lady baby!

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  9. Gorgeous snaps of you and your gal and the young man. Glad the first day went off without a hitch :o) xo

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  10. Look at that gorgeous face .. a little heartbreaker he is!!
    And as for the painting - straight on the wall I hope!

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  11. My, you have a little talent on your hands! Best of luck with the preschool transition.

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  12. in the last pic, you look like the wonderful singer, SIA.. beautiful!
    -m

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  13. your little are pure adorableness.

    xoxo

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  14. OH MY GOODNESS - he is so grown up. i've only been gone 6 days...how did this happen!?

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  15. I missed this post - just saw it linked at anna's. How great is that painting? I'd so pay $ for that! x

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  16. Oh the first day..... so special. I had a tear. How fast they grow!

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  17. Love the pics - and a total artist alright!! :)

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em