Friday, September 28

What the five year old can do with a heart stencil.

Keep an eye on this child, folks.


  1. Brilliant. Who knew two hearts could make the flying nun? Love the green paper too.

  2. Anonymous9:28 PM

    Next thing you know, she'll be profiled by Morse.

  3. Anonymous9:47 PM

    Got kind of a Dali thing goin' on. Do you have anything in a melting alarm clock?

  4. Manila, don't you think it's more Elizabeth Kucinich than Sally Field?

  5. Anonymous10:11 PM

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  6. It would be interesting to know if the child discovered the opportunity for Mommy's face after spontaneous experimentation with geometrical reorientation of a probably familiar "heart" pattern, or if the the conceptualized intention to do Mommy's face was first, leading to improvised reorientation of the template.

    Doesn't matter which.... simply suggests the demonstration of different cognitive capacities which tend to collude through experience and learning in later years.

    How much experience did the Child have with the template.... is there a progressive thought process demonstrated through sequential attempts?

    Also, does the artifact demonstrate learning as a consequence of quality Parent-Child interaction?.... also a potential reflection of the Child's social environment. Probably not the Flying Nun.... probably Mommy....


  7. Anonymous4:53 AM

    That's beautiful. I love to see that creativity before it gets all spoiled by having to "do things right". I hope this little artist escapes that one.

  8. Anonymous5:55 AM

    That is a really beautiful drawing, BG. After I saw it last night, I left a comment mentioning Hans Arp and some other art historical references, but it just transcends all of that. Kids really get the idea behind making art.

  9. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Woah... Outside the box thinking at a young age. Or is it ourside the heart, or inside the heart? Kid's destined for big things.

  10. i was looking for this quote and happily i found it....

    "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

    Pablo Picasso

  11. that is really impressive. just great.

  12. I think of that Picasso quote all the time, GD.

    Yeah I asked her about how she made it. She said, "I traced the two hearts but I screwed it up so then I put the happy face on it."

    Sounds like a complete life lesson right there.

  13. the uncalculated truth from the mouth of babes.... lesson for the Child indeed.... also underscores the innocence, fearlessness and spontaneity Picasso was attempting to regain as reflected in his quote....

  14. Won't you please send her to MY kindergarten class? I love the explanation ...


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