Thursday, 16 February 2012
Nola's first artwork!
After many months of simply wanting to "eat" crayons, Nola finally decided it was time to use them as they are intended and make her own little artwork.
Nola first began to tentatively drag her crayons around a piece of paper, making all sorts of fun dots, marks swirls and lines.
She watches her older sisters intently and tries to mimic them in any way that she can.
She particularly likes to "get in" on their creative kitchen table projects and experiments which although cute is not always as"helpful" as she may imagine it is.
Nola has a very serious and observant stare whenever she is embarking on mastering a new skill.
She peers intently at whatever she is interested in and bows over it to get a real close up.
I loved to watch her start to notice how her movements affected the marks she made on her paper when she was drawing.
Although she seemed to be making some deliberate marks at times she really had the most fun banging her crayon on the paper indiscriminately.
Yet it was probably the sensation that pleased her more than it's effect.
Occasionally she tried to grab two or three crayons at a time but usually ended up dropping ( or throwing) the excess crayons when they became too unwieldy to control.
She generally made her own colour choices after a little coaxing from me at the beginning.
She seems to really go for red.
She also seems to be right handed although it is still early to tell 100%. Emmy used her right hand at this age and ended up being very much a "leftie"