Thursday, October 14, 2010
Zoe and her Artwork
Today has been a bit of a negative day for Zoe and me. This sweet photo of her was from a couple of days ago, not today. Today she was acting more like Veruca Salt. "NOW! I want it NOW!" To which my response was a resounding, "No!"
Anyway, moving away from the negativity, the rest of this blog post will be focused on Zoe's artwork which is a very positive thing!
These are Zoe's color patterns. I'm impressed with the color combinations she used. Maybe one day she'll design self-striping sock yarn.
Zoe told me this is a trophy in a box with a balloon. It's kind of odd, but I really like it, especially since she made it for me.
This is one of two pictures Zoe drew for Thomas that was inspired by They Might Be Giants' Seven. It is a family of Sevens. The Mommy (purple) and Daddy (black) are talking while one sister has roped the other sister.
This, obviously, is the other Seven inspired picture. The Big Sister is helping the Little Brother up the stairs to go visit the sick Seven in the bed. The Big Sister won't go up because she's afraid of the ramp.
This is a drawing of Zoe's plans to make a tent in her room. On the left is a chair with Zoe sitting in it and Lamby underneath it. On the right is Zoe's bed. Notice the artwork over the bed. Between the chair and the bed is a blanket to make the tent. Underneath the tent blanket is the kitchen in the tent.
Zoe did this all by herself. She didn't even ask how to spell anything. The symbols under the writing are for the song "He Is Able" which I am sure she learned in school. The spiral means to sing it over and over again. The rest is (according to Zoe): "He is Able; He heals the brokenheart; He sets the captain* free."
*It's actually "captive" in the song. "Captain" is Zoe's version.
This is our front door. Thomas had to be in the photo. As you can see, it's covered in magnets and homemade coloring pages, all colored by Zoe.
Even though I know my readers may not be as interested in Zoe's artwork as I am, I wanted to write down the descriptions of her art. The conversations about her art were the best part of the day. =)