Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Artistic Genius of Annelie

Oh, how I love bed head on a little kid

Okay, so perhaps you wont look at Annelie's work and think WOWEEE! That girl is phenomenal! But remember, I'm her mom and thats what we moms are like. My kid is PHENOMENAL.

It is very hard for me to think that Annelie is the age that Gracie was when we started the Tootsie and Grace shop. Annelie was only a year old then, and now that she is coming up on age three, I still want to think of her as a little baby.

But this morning, she came over to show me her picture and it was like a slap in the face. My baby is a grown up! Look at that skill! That talent! She is amazing!

In case you can't figure out what the heck is in the above picture... those are people! No, not amoebas... people! Mommies and daddies and children and babies... isn't that a work of art?

I stopped working on Tootsie and Grace pictures with Gracie when she turned four. Her work became a little too sophisticated for the look I was going for with our Tootsie shop.

Not to mention, she sorta has the biggest, most gigantic crush on Harry Potter, so every picture she draws is one of she and Harry getting married, or she and Harry as mermaids.

Or she and Harry building snowmen together with Hermione Granger. Yes, my kid is a little kooky. But she's cute, so its okay.

I do have a few pictures she drew when she was three, that I have yet to color in. A couple of farm animals, a sea turtle (its a really great one, too!) and the King and Queen above. I have pretty much left Tootsie and Grace by the wayside. It was never supposed to be more than just a little fun and pocket money for Gracie, so I tend to forget the shop even exists...

But maybe its time to involve Annelie in our artistic fun. Annelie is definitely at the skill level Gracie was back when we used to work on our sharpie/colored pencil collaborations, and art has definitely become a passion of hers (good girl!).

Whether I color in any of Annelie's work or not, there's no doubt in my mind that my kid is an artistic genius. Yes, just her mother talking... but still.




Anonymous said...

Such beautiful children! And lovely drawings! :D

Courtney (NonpareilSoleil)

Unknown said...

I just LOVE the Tootsie and Grace shop! You should definitely involve Annelie in the process now.

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Leah said...

Go for it! I bet Annelie would love to have her work in tootsie & grace :)

Alyssa S. said...

It is amazing to see that crossed threshold of when their drawings really start to have meaning to them...and to us. Amelia is all about drawing hearts these days because, she'll tell you, "it's my favorite shape". She'll write a name and then surround it with a frame of hearts. Merrick is obviously not to the point of drawing anything recognizable...but he LOVES crayons and will cover every inch of a piece of paper with loops and swoops of color. His teachers constantly comment about how he loves art time at school.

Anonymous said...

Oh I think you should totally get Annelie involved. I bet she'll love it! And when they both grow up, they will have the same roots of being able to share this experience... for sure, do it for both girls.


Pretty Things said...

Aw! I have Zack's first recognizable-as-people drawing up on my office wall!

Oh Mandie said...

wow ... and here I thought Gage was an artistic genius because he's finally mastered the art of the smiley face at the age of 3!

You seriously do have not one, but 2 talented little girls there who seem to be following in their mommas artsy footsteps!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

precious daughters,
lovely arts,
uplifting smiles,
sweetest memories..

you have everything here,
with no more fear
happy new year.

thank you for the ride!

Janna said...

I think you should absolutely let Annelie draw for the Tootsie and Grace shop! How awesome would that be? We LOVE our Tootsie and Grace illustrations! A couple of nights ago, I was lying down with Lane on his bed and he was pointing to each of them and naming the animal...over and over and over. At the time I was totally thinking, "Please stop naming animals and go to sleep!!" but it makes me smile now because I know how much he loves them.

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