Saturday, 12 October 2013

Mark making ... with a difference

My 3 year old grand-daughter and I, we've cut and stuck, painted, made cards and crowns, and printed. Today, we made a puppet and a birthday card for her cousin. She loves it all and considers my workroom to be pure heaven.

Recently, I watched her sitting on her folding frog camping chair beside her parents' caravan 'sketching'. She was drawing in the little sketch book I'd given her, looking across the campsite on a warm autumn day. Dare I say it, there were recognisable and interesting marks - a shed (just) and grass, lots of it ...


I'm surrounded by scientists in my family. All of them - even the newly acquired son and daughter in-law and their parents - are biologists, mathematicians, engineers or chemists. I love them dearly but there's not an arts graduate among them.

Could she be the first, or is that wishful thinking?


6 comments:

  1. Oh wouldn't that be wonderful!! My granddaughter would rather go to Lowe's (our home improvement store) than the craft shop -- but that's okay, her Dad loves to have her tag along.

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    1. She's such fun ... and talks for England. Maybe this is just a phase and next year (or next week even) it'll be on to something else. Meanwhile I'm enjoying myself as much as she is - and that's what it's all about this grandparenting lark ... enjoying one another's company ...

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  2. I am sure you will be a great influence on her.
    Thanks for your encouraging comment. Interesting about the woodcuts.

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    1. She's a young lass of determined spirit. I'm sure she will go her own way ... but one can hope!

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  3. What a sweetie! and here is to hope for more artists, and keep giving her more sketchbooks! I can se why you two would have a fine time together.

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    1. She is a dear and we do have such fun.
      Thanks for your comment - I do so enjoy your blog with its wonderful images and always look when you post.

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