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An Abstract Sunday

Part of getting to be a parent is watching your children develop.  It is really cool when they show some new skill and then being able to share that with the rest of the world.  I have three children, and they are constantly showing me how special they are.  My latest “wow” moment came from a simple gift my wife gave to the three of them.  She purchased some dry-erase boards for them to play around with.  We never suspected that my youngest daughter would take this medium and turn it into some pretty special abstract art work.

I do need to put a small disclaimer here.  She is four years old.  That piece of information aside however, this is a pretty impressive and imaginative piece of work.  I mean just look at the distribution of colors, and the care she used when deciding what would go where, and how it would be placed.  Yeah I am a proud parent, but this is far better than I could certainly do.

She worked on this piece of art for about two days, carefully keeping it safe from her older brother in the process.  Much like any other artist, she is very proud of her work.  Obviously the evidence of this is the huge smile she put on for Daddy in this picture to the left here.  I made sure to take a few pictures of the art for posterity since there are two things at work that will make this art as fleeting as a sand castle on the beach.

First, she used dry erase pens to do this, so it is only a matter of time before the board gets smudged and the art will disappear.  Secondly, as I said, she is four so the work’s lifespan will no doubt be quite short before she will want to clear her “canvas” to start something else on it.  For now though I get to share a wonderful piece of art with you.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

6 Responses to An Abstract Sunday

  1. Wow! This is amazing for four years old!

  2. Patti says:

    My favorite thing about this piece is that she put so much time and thought into it! At four, that’s a beautiful thing in and of itself – it’s great that you have a photo of it! I think it looks like a waterfall in an autumn forest.

    • Mike Lemons says:

      I agree Patti…she worked so hard on it, and was very diligent at the time…course like I said in the post she would soon tire of it and erase it in favor of the next great work of art…and true to form she did just that.

  3. Becky says:

    She could probably paint that on a canvas and sell it for $4,500 at a big city art museum. Consider that, proud papa! 🙂

    I can’t wait until my daughter starts creating works of art. Right now it’s still random scribbling with a Crayon, but she’s more interested in taking them out of the box and putting them back in (and sometimes eating them because that gets a reaction out of Mom) than actually drawing with them. That said…she IS only 18 months old.

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