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Self portrait

This is Owen's second self portrait. He first used TextEdit to type out the names of his family members. I helped a little, for example with the second "m" and the "y" in mommy, but he's been getting good at sounding things out. Also, he insists on having his middle name last.

Says Owen of his color choices, "Light blue is my favorite color, and purple is Mommy's favorite color, and dark blue is Daddy's favorite color and Marcus likes orange."

We printed out the text file and Erin gave him his Crayons and let him go at it. To our surprise, he came into the living room and showed us an amazingly detailed self portrait. His teacher, Mrs. Fake, taught us to ask him to tell us about his art, instead of saying "What is this?" because art doesn't always have to be something concrete. So Erin asked, "Owen, can you tell us about your drawing?" Owen replied, "This is the head, this is the lips, this is the neck, this is the arms, this is the fingers (three horizontal lines to the right), this is the foots and this is the penis, and I'm wearing clothes!"

You gotta love the art of children. It's just so pure!

We're proud of our little artist.


Amy Pousson said…
is he filpping the bird in that picture?
blissful_e said…
I'm giggling and impressed all at the same time.

And I'll have to remember Mrs Fake's advice. Very wise.

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