Friday, July 07, 2006
the Artist and Acrobat
Miles has really been into his chalkboard lately. Now he is actually the one drawing - rather than having everybody else draw what he wants. And this is the style of what he is always drawing these days - I find it fascinating! He used to do just mindless scribbles. While what he draws now still mimics mindless scribble, he definitely has a pattern to what he does. He always makes these little oval-like shapes and then puts all these dots in them. They are usually animals, water animals: squids, star-fish, sting rays, sharks, etc. He is following after his artist forefathers: Great-Grandpa Miles and Great-great Grandpa Works. His imagination has exploded the last couple of weeks. Sometimes it scares me because I'll come in to his room and he'll point up to the ceiling and start talking about the "squids" up there - I, ummmm, hope he really doesn't think he sees them. . .
Next is Jonas, my acrobat. He absolutely loves to get into this position. He does it all day long! He'll get up on all 4s and then do a little "head-stand." I think he'll be doing sommersaults before Miles does! Maybe he's just getting a different perspective of his world. It's really fun and cute to watch him.