Monday, January 11, 2010

I have several little devil paintings coming down the pike. For some reason Valentine's and little devils just go together for me. I always picture little devils stealing hearts.




The other day my little girl Rose had mentioned to me AGAIN how she hates art class at school. I asked her why? And she said because they make her stay in the lines and make her follow the rules.
I must explain that Rose has always been one to want to go out of the lines, if you know what I mean. So I just explained that I am sure the art teacher is just trying to show you all the different ways to make art and you really should listen and do what she says there, but when you come home you can use what you learned and do whatever you want. They do come home with some pretty fantastic art projects. I wouldn't mind taking her class. Hee hee. I can see though how some children might walk away from art class thinking they hate art or that they can't do art.



I just keep reminding her that there is NO right or wrong to art.








Speaking of art work....if you have never seen "In the Realms of the Unreal" a documentary on Henry Darger. I recommend. I am sure many of you have already seem this. Wow, very interesting .


















Before I go, I thought I would share a picture that I took over the Christmas Holiday. My sweet Anthony sleeping like an angel after a late party.


But then you look a little closer at what he had to take out of his pockets before slipping into bed.





I know you Moms with boys understand. What's in your 7 year old son's pockets? Ha ha.

Jennifer

8 comments:

Micki said...

Beautiful paintings Jen!!
I hated art at school too, I just have always wanted to do things my own way and hated doing what they told me to do, naughty me!! ;)

Micki x

The Vintage Sister said...

Ha ha, you DID post it after all. We all understand. When asked what he wanted to be when he grows up my six year old told me he wanted to be either a singer, a dancer or a robber. ??? Where did I go wrong? I mean a dancer, really?

Thanks for the laugh!!
Tracy

Laura Beth said...

I always loved your little devils, Jen. So cute! And little Rosie can make art however she wants to...her mermaid painting on the wall in her room is adorable! ^_^

Laura Beth

claire barone art said...

JEN I WOULD ENCOURAGE HER TO SCRIBBLE OUTSIDE THE LINES WELL MAYBE WITH YOU IN YOUR STUDIO MY SON RAPHAEL OFTEN COMES WITH ME AND SITS WITH HIS CANVAS AND GOES MAD HE WOULD NOT DO THE SAME THING AT SCHOOL .... MAYBE THIS IS WHY SO MANY SELF TAUGHT ARTISTS ARE SO GOOD ..... LOVE THE NEW PAINTINGS ESPECIALLY SECRET ENCHANTING ....X

Heather said...

poor little rose, she just wants to color outside the lines ;) I took some art classes like that in my day ;) If I never have to shade another cone or sphere in my life, it'll be too soon!~

Gloria said...

I love the paintings and I think coloring outside the lines is okay if it looks right to you. Have a great week.

Sonia ;) said...

Love the paintings, Rose and her expressionist way to art, and Anthony's pockets. I still find out what is in my sons pockets at 16 when he does his laundry LOL....sometimes it isnt a good thing but its his clothes that bust all over lol..

xoxoxoxoxoxxo

Heidi said...

I didn't realize you had a seven year old boy too. My twin boys are 7. They usually have candy wrappers and Star Wars toys in their pockets. They even have girl classmate pictures in there from time to time. Its fun to imagine a little girl handing them her picture. Great paintings btw. Love the one with the kitty and the heartstring!