"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" ~Howard Ikemoto"
|The Pirate Bunny by Ben age 6|
Too often I hear a child show a grown up their latest drawing and the adult says "That's wonderful! What is it?" Art doesn't always have to be something you recognize right away. You want total realism take a photograph. Art should make you think. Art should connect on so many levels with you. Even art done by a child. So the next time a young person comes up to you to proudly show you what they have drawn. Please, take a moment and really look at it. Give it some thought instead of an absent minded "....that's very nice" and say something constructive and real about it. You might miss a delightful drawing of a "Pirate Bunny"!
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso