Curly loves to color. She may color different than I would do it, but she enjoys her crayons.
Can you guess my issue with the images below? Do you see where I might naturally try to "guide" her creativity and play?
She is actually drawing quite nice lines if you ask me, but I might desire to tell her how a maze really works and how she should do it.
According to me that is.
And really, perhaps the picture I captured was not the best picture to illustrate my point, but it's the one I got. I suppose that a maze does have rules and a set way to accomplish the goal. But let's point out that in the above picture, even though you can't see it, she isn't coloring in the lines. She is not quite three. She doesn't need to color in the lines.
BUT...even if she was twelve, should I really tell her to stay in the lines? Isn't coloring about creativity? Shouldn't I let her discover what she thinks looks good? Shouldn't I let her guide herself in her creative endeavors?
Like her choice of hat whilst she colors. Now that is a creative genius if you ask me. (I might be smirking wildly right now...who knows.) Who would think to sport the helmet during a coloring session? Those Roseart crayons aren't like the Crayola ones. They get feisty man! They might attack!
That's right. My girl. That's MY girl there and she likes to rock her helmet when she colors. She is prepared for the moments you never hear about and are caught off guard by. She is ready for "Roseart GONE WILD."
That's a preschool parallel they do on Sesame Street to mimic Girls Gone Wild. You seriously should be watching what they are showing our kids these days. Sure it starts with American Idol guest appearances, but then what?! They are trying too hard to relate to the parents if you ask me.
Okay. So I was joking. Did I take that too far? You are all probably bored right now, but that's okay. I know that I had a little fun for a second, so you just had to deal with me.
Do you hear crickets chirping? Where is that coming from...? Hellooooo? Anybody out there? I guess I will just keep babbling to myself then...
As I was saying before, who am I to tell her what her art should look like?
Because...hey, when I was little someone might have told me not to mix black and white with color.
Don't worry about me, I don't listen. Why should we expect our kids to?
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