National Blog Posting Month: Toddler Art

September 2nd, 2010 by Mandi

September being the first full month this blog has been in existence, I signed us up for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). I have attempted (and almost succeeded) at NaBloPoMo at my personal blog, but this month, I’m committed to doing it!  Really!  How hard can it be to post every single day this month?  (Actually, it can be more difficult than you think.)  September’s blogging theme, which I can follow if I want, is “art.”  I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of the kids’ creations.

I have written a lot about Levi, since he is the closest to school age, but Isaac is the artist in our family.  He holds a pencil like a pro, and has drawn some pretty detailed little drawings, especially for a two-year-old.  One obsession of his is helicopters.  A few months ago, he would ask me to draw him one practically every waking hour.  Once, I jokingly told him to draw his own.  To my surprise, he came up with the drawing you see at the right!  A few days later I saw him sitting at the dining room table drawing and talking to himself, so I eavesdropped.  He said, “Eyes … nose … mouth …” as he drew each feature on the face at the left. Isaac amazes me every day with his technical skill at drawing.  I can’t wait to see how this develops in the future!

Levi is also incredibly creative, but drawing is not his strength.  He prefers to work in 3-D media (found objects, Duplo blocks, etc.).  Check back often!  I will be sharing some of Levi’s creations and some more of Isaac’s throughout the month.

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