I hesitate to post my kid’s artwork here but bear with me for just a bit…
I was tossing loads of pre-cut papers recently and my daughter Ellen snatched them up and made, without really knowing it, little altered trading cards of all of our animals. She made all of them in outdoor scenes except for our cat Nancy. Nancy is old, has one eye (see the "x" in place of an eye?), and is blind…so her artwork depicts her inside by the fire "looking" out of the window. I LOVE that Ellen cut out a flower shape and placed it to the left of her composition.
Next, as part of this project, I made a sketch of the floor plan I’m thinking of and Ellen made one of her own. She included the paint colors that I had picked for the room (yes, I’m still under the influence of paint color names…I picked "coffee" and "rice pudding"). And I’m especially proud that she wrote "Ellen’s Plan" with the correct punctuation.
So, Ellen’s birthday is tomorrow…she will be 7 years old. She is such a close version of me that it is a little freaky. Happy Birthday Ellen!