Monday, January 11, 2010
Alexander's drawing as of late...
My husband and I converse (as only two art teachers and artists might) on how fascinating it is that advances in Alexander's work always happen overnight--literally. One day he is making drawings that look a certain way and then the next day some new tendency arrives--fully formed and utterly captivating. One such leap happened last Sunday in church. I gave Alexander a sheet of the attendance pad because it has a blank back; of course HE preferred the lined front and proceeded to make the drawing in one go. I recall very little of that sermon as I kept sneaking a peak at his progress...and thankfully was able to save it before he went a little too crazy with the poking holes phase of the drawing (an endlessly enjoyable church activity you know).
He received some peer affirmation at school the next day from all the little boys in his class; Chris found them hovered around Alex while he completed another version of his "bat castle" series. He generously listened to and added all their suggestions and THEN allowed them all to demolish the drawing since it was on a dry erase board. We wanted another for ouselves so the FOLLOWING day he came home with the second drawing you see here--for his dad and I to keep.