Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Their Self Portraits

Today for our art time we talked about self portraits and then the kids drew and painted their own. I'm hoping to do this at the beginning of every school year, to see the progression over the years of their skills and also how they physically change as well.

Savannah has always been my little artist. She's one that would always just jump right in, and always felt comfortable drawing, painting, and coming up with some new art project or creative endeavor. She had no problem getting started on this project.

Mirian has always been a little more self conscious. Whether she is comparing herself to Savannah or has a bit of perfectionism in her. If she can't get it just right, she starts to loose it. I was really proud of her today. She almost lost it drawing her hair, because it didn't look like her hair in the picture she was trying to copy. But she pulled herself together and ended up one proud little girl in the end. She told me. "I took my time and drew like a 3rd grader!" Which she was so proud of. She knew it was one of her best drawings and was super proud of it when she finished.

Isaac didn't quite finish getting his all painted before he decided that he would rather take a bath instead. He did a great job though trying to draw all the parts of his face, and then part of his body with arms.
This is Caitlyn's self portrait after she declared it finished and decided to take a bath instead. I asked her to pose for a picture with it later tonight, and this is the face she shared.

Now I just need to come up with a place to hang them. That's one of my favorite parts, having artwork created by my kids brightening up our home.


Caroline said...

Oh my goodness Shalae. This post is darling and I loved reading it and seeing the kids' drawings. You have some little artists in your home indeed!

Spencer and Kimberly said...

What a great idea! I love it! Your kids are good artists - better than me!

Rebekah said...

What a GREAT idea!