"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Minimum number of brush strokes

Okay, maybe this is just an excuse to post my kid's artwork, but my 5yo daughter drew an amazing picture this past week. Here she is playing with her older brother's Legos. And, as you can see by the look on his face, he isn't the least bit happy*.


I put this up in my office to remind me that it doesn't take a lot of words to convey emotions in my writing. It just takes the right words. That's what counts.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

* Love the open mouth, the closed eyes, and the hand to the forehead. I think it's brilliant.

24 comments:

Kristi Faith said...

I love kids' artwork!! Love the pure and complete honesty in their pictures. This one cracked me up. Thank you for sharing. :0)

Jim Danielson said...

Love the picture!

Angela said...

Kewl. Makes me wish my kiddoes still drew these kind of pics for me!

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! Personally, I think that's a brilliant and inspired piece. :0) It should be in a museum.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Her smile is the best!

Kelly H-Y said...

That is AWESOME!!!! I love it! And, what a great comparison for writing too!!! Thanks so much for sharing that ... what a treat!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Love it!

beth said...

It's hilarious! Even the colors are spot on, but that hand to the forehead is perfection!

Christine M said...

I love it!

Anna said...

Ha! That's great. :-)

PJ Hoover said...

Kids' work is the best, isn't it, Kristi! I loved hearing her describe what it was.

Thanks, Jim!

Shall I mail you some artwork, Angela :) We've got tons around here.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Christy! I totally agree. Now which museum is good enough?

I thought so too, Tricia! It's just huge and filled with glee.

You're welcome, Kelly! I think it's a great reminder. We can learn so much from kids!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Sherrie!

Loved the colors, Beth! I was amazed!

Thanks, Christine and Anna!

beckylevine.wordpress.com said...

That expression DOES say it all. Another point for showing, not telling, too! :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Too cute!! :) Love it.

PJ Hoover said...

So true, Becky! Show don't tell!

Thanks, Keri! Hope all is great!

lotusgirl said...

It is a perfect expression. She really captured him. I love it. Her face cracks me up too. She's totally thrilled at his distress. Well that and getting to play with the legos.

adrienne said...

I love this! She looks like she's enjoying his frustration, too. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Her face makes me giggle, Lois. She has captured her vim and vinegar perfectly.

So true, Adrienne! Just like in real life! Constantly :)

Miriam S.Forster said...

Awww... That's awesome!

Christina Farley said...

So fun. My kids are obsessed with drawing too and it's so fun to see how they 'see' the world.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Miriam!

I love this glimpse through my daughter's eye, Christina!

Kiki Hamilton said...

I love it! It clearly conveys all the emotions one needs to know to understand the message !!! :-)

I have lots of artwork around my house from my daughter too. This reminded me of one she did when she was five of how she imagined my husband and I looked on our wedding day. Of course, I was wearing a rainbow wedding dress!

PJ Hoover said...

Kiki, a rainbow wedding dress looks like something right out of The Faerie Ring! You'll have to post it someday :)