Thursday, July 24, 2008

Subtle Summer Hints

Sarah has a compulsion (in as authoritatively a clinical sense that a non-professional can convey) to create works of art.

Every day. Sometimes all day.

Being a former art history major, I remember well the accounts of Vincent Van Gogh electing to spend his food funds on paint -- and then subsequently consuming a squeeze of it here and there. Yet I digress...

The Ides of July are past, and we've yet to see sand. As is the way with most artists, Sarah often expresses her innermost desires and emotions via her artwork.

Keenly aware her simian summer scene might be misinterpreted as an indication she wanted to go to the zoo, here was the next in the series (and yes, she does work in series)...

Seriously, that swirly sun...surely I'm not the only one who thinks there's an eerie "Starry, Starry Night" similarity. If anyone knows if Van Gogh's mother wrote a book on parenting, please advise....

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16 comments:

zellmer said...

It's not just you. I see genius, as well.

Missy said...

Wow - you have quite a little artist on your hands. I love her swirly sun, the curly clouds & the detail of her waves (she thought to even include the white part of the wave). Please keep sharing her creations with us!

the schirano triplets said...

what beautiful art from such a little girl! and what a creative way to let you know what she wants too. i think she is a genius :)

Gibson Twins said...

I think the cutest part is that there are monkeys on her beach :)

I look forward to the days in the future that my kids might want to draw me a picture. It would mean a few less minutes of trying to climb on my kitchen counters via the now almost broken kitchen drawers!

Kelsey said...

Talent! I totally see talent there!

Deanna said...

Awww....Cheryl these are such cute drawings...tell her to keep them coming!!!

~Deanna

Cheryl Lage said...

Seriously, y'all. You have NO idea...so much fun daily. Her beloved K teacher told us that one day a classroom discussion ensued when during journal time (a sentence or two composed and thenillustrated) one child erupted with, "How come Sarah's looks like a real book?"

[Can you tell I'm a wee bit proud? Of course it's coming before a fall...now she's tending to get frustrated when perspectives are difficult to achieve, and destroys what she's been working on for up to an hour or more. Yipes. She's SIX.]

Laura said...

I think she could make her own greeting card line...seriously.
I would buy them.

Drama Girl said...

I think there are companies that do turn kids art into greeting cards.

That swirly sun is so totally cute. I never would have thought of that. I was always the smiley sun type.

Threeundertwo said...

Oh sheesh! I was helping Drama Girl with her new blog and I forgot to log out. How many comments have I left all over the internet with the wrong moniker? I'm stooopid.

slouching mom said...

she IS talented!

bestfamily said...

Yes...very good job Sarah! My oldest is my artistic child. She has informedus she is going to be an illustrator when she grows up. Then follows that up with "You know what that is right?" in that DUH voice. LOL

cat said...

That compulsion to create is just wonderful! I see genius.

CC said...

That is some awesome art work! She is very talented! I love the way back Wednesday pics as well! My how kids grow up fast! esp when there are 2 at a time!

Bia said...

I love that wave with the surfer perched on top! Hang Ten! (sufers do say that, don't they?!)Beautiful artwork.

Blessings.

TONYA said...

WOW, they are great. I love that she works in series too.