This is just a fraction of the art produced by Brendan in the last 6 weeks or so.
If you take a walk around our house you'll see a few more piles here and there and bits of paper stuck to walls and doors and fridges. We're running out of wall space :)
Some highlights and favourite subjects have included...
- his "play" of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which consists of about 8 "scenes" elaborately drawn by him with words dictated to mummy. The whole process took a couple of days and hours of movie watching!
- a shield made completely alone with cardboard, a drinking straw and copious amounts of cellotape.
- Stories in his story book, with pictures and usually involving a rescue of some sort.
- the sketch drawn "in the field" of the vehicles working on our road.
- pirate island maps, each one becoming more detailed
- ocean and the octonauts, diggers and aircraft, rainbows and butterflies, people with fingers and toes
|writing whenever the mood strikes|
|Making the most of an afternoon without Tadhg to get out all the paints.|
|cities and rescue centres created with lego|
|drawing out and about|
|taking drawing stuff out with us|
|Imagination... climbing the giant's mountain.|
There is so much more he manages to do that I haven't shown here.
I do worry about not giving him enough time to just do this stuff, at his own pace and when he feels like it. It sometimes breaks my heart when I take him away from some project or other to go somewhere or do something. But when I see it all together like this I think it's ok to stop worrying. He's managing to fit all this creativity into his days and I think he's doing just fine.
I've just registered him for his first organised activity. Next week is the Carnaval week off school and Brendan will be doing an art camp- 3 hours a day for 5 days. I'm not sure exactly what they will be doing (all the info was in french) but it said maximum 6 in the class and they have to bring painting clothes including old shoes that can get messy. Lots of big painting I think.
Fingers crossed he likes it.