February 10, 2009

Humble beginnings of a starving artist

In the past month, Swee’Pea has really taken off in her artistic expression. She has gone from scribbles to actually drawing. Real things. That actually look like real stuff.

She dabbles in a number of mediums. Washable paint on paper (which, truth be told, isn’t all that washable off clothing), marker on a paper (along with an occasional marker on face), and good old crayon on paper.

Her latest project really blew me away. She drew her Kitty using crayon and marker (version 2.0 for those of you who remember the story). I have included her stuffed kitty in the photo browser below so you can be in awe at my daughter’s awesomeness. Enjoy.


  1. I am most definitely in awe of your daughter’s awesomeness. Shoot. I know four year olds that can barely scribble… I’m so impressed.

    Way to go Swee’Pea! I love your pictures! I think the lion with glasses is my favorite.

    Comment by bleachusd — February 10, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

  2. “marker” kitty is looking alot like “stuffed’ kitty…i am impressed..the facial expression is almost dead on! AMAZING talent that little girl has! i’m loving it!

    Comment by roxanne — February 11, 2009 @ 12:16 am

  3. To make washable paint even more washable, you can squirt a little dishsoap into the paint. Apparently, it’s an old preschool teacher’s trick. Or, you can do what I do, and stock up on Motsenbocker’s Lift Off formula #3 for paint, ink, and marker (cheapest at Home Depot, found in the paint section).

    It’s so cool when their art finally begins to take on shape. Buy the girl an art smock and a beret!

    Comment by Deanna — February 11, 2009 @ 1:06 am

  4. Sun, mountains & loaf of bread is by far her best work.

    Comment by above average joe — February 11, 2009 @ 10:29 am

  5. I love the colors in the 2nd one. You should frame that one! :) Looks like some keepers!

    Comment by Maggie — February 11, 2009 @ 10:36 am

  6. Love them all, especially kitty and Lion with glasses

    Comment by Grandmother — February 11, 2009 @ 11:14 am

  7. I think the lion with glasses is my favorite.

    My vote also.

    Comment by cardboard box — February 11, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

  8. They are all great. Couldn’t pick a favorite, but love the expressions on the kitty, lion, and heart.

    Comment by Elena — February 11, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

  9. You should frame one for her room. :)

    Comment by Issa — February 11, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  10. She is talented. Those are awesome for her age!

    Comment by Stephanie — February 13, 2009 @ 8:25 am

  11. I don’t know the normal artistic talents of three year olds but I must say that she is very very good. The kitty is spot-on!

    Comment by samantha jo campen — February 13, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

  12. She is doing an awesome job… and I just got to see the video below of TheMonk’s talent. That was too cute.

    Comment by Julie — February 13, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

  13. I’m going with Rainy Day. I like the colors.

    Comment by Ed (zoesdad) — February 14, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

  14. I love “The Lion With Glasses”.
    What an arteest!

    Comment by teresa — February 17, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

  15. She’s getting really good at that! I can’t believe how close the facial expression is!

    Comment by Sarah — February 19, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

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