06 February 2008

constructing neverland





All four of my little people love to draw.

Growing up, I was the only member of my family who found solace and pleasure in this pursuit. So I love that every one of my children know the particular delight of worlds springing into existence beneath their fingers, flickering to life as they press lead to the blank page.

Bee and Zee work for painstaking hours crafting multi-paged, multi-volumed comic books. The younger two delineate creatures and contraptions that I can only imagine call brightly to them from that mythical place in their minds' eyes.

Hubby doesn't seem aware of it, but he was once a very capable artist; I've seen the evidence in his first grade sketch book. And yet somewhere along the way he lost the passion, the ease, the joy, and now he loathes to construct even the most canonical stick figure.

So I can only grasp a mother's flimsy hope that the wonder of making art will remain kindled in the spirits and fingers of my children.

Live boldly, little ones. Live big.

9 comments:

A's Mom said...

You do such a lovely job capturing the very essence of your children in your photography. Not to mention you have a great eye for design as well! Do you edit these photos after you take them or do you just have a kick-ass camera?? Please tell.

Kimberly said...

With a mother like you, how could it fail to be?

Momo Fali said...

I just love my kids' paintings and drawings. I frame them and hang them right in the living room for all to see.

Jen said...

You are such a good mom. :D You know as long as they see you creating things they will always be inclined to create.

Dedee said...

Will you come and take pics of my kiddos. Your pictures are all so beautiful.

Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

N, My gosh, your words never cease to amaze me. You have an incredible talent for telling a simple tale about your family in a way that seems almost magical. It's easy to see why your little people capture beauty so easily. ~D

Tonya said...

what an advantage these little ones have being able to call you mother...

good on you, Nic...

you are doing a wonderful job...

janae said...

I'm sure with all the amazing things you do with them, they will always cherish art and their ability to create!

Kimberly said...

With a mother like you, how could it fail to be?