Mivvy’s pictures are still experimental scribbles, but Ickle’s have come to life this year. I’m not sure when this happened exactly. But just after she turned four, I suddenly started noticing little details in her artwork. First, faces with eyes, noses, smiley mouths and hair. Then bodies, sometimes with arms and legs attached. And, occasionally, wearing clothes.
Over the last couple of months, Ickle has developed a keen interest in rainbows and flowers. I put this down to her inherent girliness. But, as I recently read here, it has more to do with these shapes being “fairly simple things to draw”. And also the praise the little artists receive when others recognise what they have drawn or painted. What a beauuuutiful rainbow, Ickle! What lovely flowers – I can almost smell them! Ah. An incentive to draw more. And more of them.
*A texta (Australia) is a felt-tip pen.