Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kid's art!

The arts and crafts store I work at had a field trip last week where grade-schoolers were shown around the sales floor.

It was meant to be a learning experience for the students as they explored various shapes, textures, and colors in each aisle.

At the end, they had to do a self-portrait incorporating what they saw.

When the group was gone, one little girl's drawing was left behind.....

Marker on paper - 9" x 12" (NFS)

Normally kid's art has so much blank space but this portrait filled the ENTIRE paper. The bold colors also caught my attention.

She looks like she has the measles or some other skin condition but at least she's happy about it!

I didn't want to throw it out, so I hung the drawing in my little office space at work to liven things up.

Will she outgrow the urge to draw and color as children so often do?

Maybe she'll become a famous artist one day and I'll have one of her first works of art!


Cat said...

That's awesome! Well, hopefully we'll hear good news on your investment in a decade or so. :)

Michelle said...

Wow! She will be one to watch! I hope she keeps her creative eye and lack of convention. :)

Rebecca said...

aw how sweet of you and what a great drawing she did

Mind Of Mine said...

It would be interesting to see how a child psychologist might interpret this work.

naturgesetz said...

Sort of Picasso-like. Interesting symbols in the background. Fascinatingly surreal head, with nearly realistic lips.

Dean Grey said...


LOL, I'll have to archive it somehow.



I hope she keeps her sense of color!





Mind Of Mine!

I never even thought about that, Ian. That would be interesting indeed!



It's a wonderful piece!


Thanks to everyone for sharing their thoughts on this!


Jules said...

That's awesome. I love the lips, the heart and the pretty feminine eyes she drew the most.

Dean Grey said...


Yeah, all of her features are so big and larger than life!