Ever since our trip to California where Moira had multiple meltdowns about her art not looking "right" I've been trying to do more directed art together. She had mostly stopped doing anything but scribbles for quite a while, and I was just kind of ignoring it.
So now, I'm trying to show her techniques.
The first one we did was pointillist art. I explained the plan (draw a picture, and then fill it in with a qtip), and then I started making my picture while she experimented with the materials and made a bunch of abstract pictures.
After my picture was half finished, she took a closer look and decided to start a new picture. She also drew a sun, with a tidal wave at the bottom. She made a few more sun and water pictures, which she gave away before I could take pictures.
After that, when we sit down together she's been much more interested in what I'm doing, and hearing about new techniques for art.
Most recently, I showed her a different scribble technique, she told me when I suggested it that she already knew how to do it, but then when I started scribbling she decided to give me a try anyway.
Here is Moira's scribble. It includes a pond and a frame, two of her favorite things to draw right now.
Davis made one two. He didn't tell me anything about it.
I figured that since we are doing more art for Moira, I should set up some more baby friendly art activities. Like the corn syrup paint I made for Moira's first paintings. He liked it, as you can see.
Here's his finished picture. He only ate a little bit of the corn syrup.
This is Moira's. She loves to pile paint and glitter glue and that kind of thing in one spot on the paper, and I've been trying to convince her to spread it out a little, you know, so it can actually dry. I like how it looks like a dragon now.