Friday, February 27, 2009

budding artist?


to most people, this picture will look like exactly what it is: a 2 year old's scribblings on a random flyer. being the proud parent that i am, however, caused me look closer at these scribblings and question the little man who had created them.


seeing not one but two smiling faces amidst a sea of other could-be-faces, i pointed to one and asked him "what is this?" "eyes" was his response.



pointing at the second face, i asked the same question. "mouf" he said. my eyes got quite big as i smiled and congratulated him on his excellent artwork, choosing to ignore that fact that these faces are missing their noses. maybe i'm crazy, but i honestly think my kid may have a bit of genius in him. do you know any other 2 year olds who can already draw faces like this? plus, he holds his pen the correct way. yes, my mother heart is beaming with pride right now.

10 comments:

monk:s said...

Thanks for sharing the art, the art of parenting. Good Moms see miracles in scribbles.

-ML

Heather said...

He is a very good artist!

Meredith said...

Michael didn't start doing stuff like that til he was closer to 3. I vote Tristan is a genius artist! Congrats!

kelly said...

VERY impressive - taeya can't draw like that at ALL (note to self: try and get Taeya to draw more...ANYthing!)

Kathy said...

Wow. He's already drawing little people - fantastic. I think your boy is a genius for certain! I love children's art. Be sure you save a some favorites from every stage. I think I see indications of arms too. They usually come out of the sides of the head first. I remember when I realized Steven was a genius. He drew a head with long legs and the arms came out of the legs where the body would be - had he drawn a body.

Grandma J. said...

James says to tell you Tristan got it from him - the gift of artiste that is. These faces are so sweet, I want to hug your little boy. Ask his which one is mommy - he probably knows. XO

rachel joy said...

yes, yes he is brilliant! way ahead of my, um, almost 3 year old.

chris said...

tristan is amazing, and definately gets it from your side of the family, thank you James!!!! I think its awesome he can draw a face, kind of looks like what I would draw!!!!

another proud grandma!

gran/chris

Bonnie said...

I'm impressed, he's very good at drawing! Leah can't even draw such a good face, and she's almost 3! His picture is so cute.

Anonymous said...

That is definately advanced, Heidi. I´m glad you´re proud of Tristan, every kid should have a proud beaming mom watching over then :-D It´s what moms do best xx Sophie from BW Facebook