|Isn't this Yin and Yang or a Mandala or something mystical?|
This just came off the kid's finger out of his head which is totally
unschooled in spiritual things. I thought Bill Cook of William Cook's art
would find this doodled design interesting.
JD's iPad Oeuvre
Until my iPad, he didn't draw. He played video games, soccer, football, wrestled--all the stuff that all the other kids do in after school programs that cost a fortune, turn parents into coaches who actually think they know better than real coaches , and send the kids to physical therapy before their time, (I was the oldest person in PT last year. The rest of the patients were nine years old through high school age. All sports injuries).
|JD's Yellow brick road, which would lead him out of this mad house|
to somewhere where no adult was telling him he can't go to Game Stop.
|You saw this first try with the iPad. I thought I'd show it again since|
it's in his iPad oeuvre and does display his fearless use of color.
|Untitled. But it may be a portrait?This looks like some |
sort of TVcartoon character I've surfed by. Why do all
of them gave square heads and sponge pants--Oh I get it!
Art can tell us who are children really are and what they are thinking about stuff. I encouraged it at home as did all of you I'm know. Mine were allowed in the watercolors, the crayons, the paints, the pastels, the clay.
I wanted them to find the freedom of expression available to them with those things. The rest of the world our kids lived turned art off. They cut it from their formal education. They kept music, (or who would play in the band at HS football games and later in college), but not the art room with it's fantastic smells of paints and glues. Luckily, our art museum has a children's program every Sunday. If it rains today, that's where we'll head. They're teaching mosaics and pottery. If the pot falls and won't hold flowers. it's a great spoon rest. Don't need a spoon rest? How about a paper weight? Art teaches you to be humble, be proud, be flexible, be creative, be free. AND IT ALSO MAKES OUR HOMES MORE DECORATIVE, --Okay, I'll get off my soap box and see if the kids are up.