After about a year of almost strictly writing, Tsia has finally returned to drawing. She had mostly been obsessed with spelling names--hers, "Mommy," Todd (written always as "Todd" and not "Daddy", and her friends' names)--and with the alphabet, but suddenly when school started she returned to making her adorable robots and the most wonderful new rabbits. This robot drawing was tucked into my handbag to keep me company when we traveled to Quilt Market last month.
We've also been assigned book reports as homework, so after we read a book Tsia draws a picture and we write about the story itself. We've been working our way through Beverly Cleary stories (more about this later), so here is our report about Ramona the Brave:
The book report triggered a small family of paper bag owls (love these ones, if you want to try it at home), like Ramona's owl.
But this is my favorite book report so far. We read If I Built a Car, and Tsia's illustration focused on this spread:
Can you recognize the pudding, cupcake, hot dog, milkshake, watermelon, cookie, french fries, hamburger, and aerosol cheese? And don't forget the boy and his dog. Cracks me up because I can actually tell what each one is.
Today Tsia is home from school with a fever and a cold, and although it's only 10:30 am we've already done painting, stitching, weaving, organized a closet, and selected some fabrics for a quilt. Obviously she's not that sick. I can hardly wait to settle down for some relaxing drawing again. Whew!