Monday, April 6, 2009

"Eleanor, the "Art Elf"..."

...gifted my twin nieces
with their very first illustration journals
this past Christmas.
Since then...
both Jillian and Joya have been happily drawing all the wonderful
everyday things that matter
to an active six year old girl.
Their journals go with them everywhere!!!
This week was a biggie...
mom and dad's anniversary...
dad's birthday...
and even a crayon Cactus Monday piece by Aunt Peg!
Enjoy!





This last photo really recaps our happy night...
A fancy desert...
journals in hand...and crayons strewn about the table.
You have just gotta love it! :)
I wonder if "Eleanor" is watching! LOL :)

“Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
~Pablo Picasso

20 comments:

soulbrush said...

yes how do we retain that pure artistic love in our kids?? this is a fantastic post. happy cactus monday fellow cactuteer.

Caroline said...

Nothing like starting 'em young! Enjoyed this post!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gosh Margaret, this made me tear up. I think it is wonderful that your nieces are encouraged to draw in their daily journals. What fun. They do a great job. Happy Cactus Monday.

deepazartz said...

Very Sweet of them! They are very Talented...even I keep trying my level best to inculcate artistic talent to my l'tl one...she enjoys it a lot too. Only thing one never knows whether they'll retain it once they grow up. But I do hope with all the positive environment one provides the children will tend to keep it...rather safeguard it!
Happy Cactus Monday!(I am ur new fellow cactuteer)

winna said...

this has to be right up at the top of your life's happy moments list---such a high point---and those children can't be praised enough--their sketches are treasures!! Winna

Sherry said...

Your nieces, the artwork and even that dessert all are delicious looking. I applaud you for nourishing their inner artists.

yoon see said...

Happy Cactus Monday Margaret!
You have inspired & encouraged your nieces to draw & record, using the fun way...and just started with a cool journal.
In turn, they inspire us too since "the child" is still dwelling in them.
I hope that child in us is dwelling with us forever, so that we are actively creative!!!

Alex said...

Such deep sense of warmth when I see the pictures ^^ Reminds me how I miss my nephews and niece 6000miles away from me.
I would love to just spend a day with them do nothing but drawing and sketching(and bringing them out for ice cream and totally spoil them of course).
:) Thank you so much for this post!

marianne said...

What a happy post!!!!
having twin nieces means double cactus fun!
Love the shape of that plate!
And the quote, so true!

HCM!

marianne said...

ps don´t forget to let me know which card you would like!

Sandy said...

What a great way to start these young girls in journaling... that is so cool and they did wonderful!

Teri C said...

Aw, this is so sweet and wow, what talent! Maybe they will join us on CM. :)

HCM!

Julie said...

How cool that they love their journals and draw so much in them!!! Your cactus is quite nice!!! HCM!!!

pinkrelish said...

Nice to see the time and effort put in to a project such as this.
Children love creating, that's all they do...but for an adult to keep it flowing and follow through with photos to a blog, is wonderful.

Beautiful entry...

Flying Colors said...

Those children know how to live! "Spring in the Desert" - lovely! Thanks for sharing this Margaret.
HCM and have a wonderful week!

PAK ART said...

I love, love, love children's art. It's usually so uninhibited. I was encouraged to draw as a child and hope the same for children everywhere.

studio lolo said...

I'm with Pak!!
Hmmm, I wonder where they get their talent from??
;)

Thanks for the crow video. Amazing!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a super FUNtastic recap that was!

and three cheers to the art elf for starting something soooo good! :)

purplepaint said...

Oh how awesome!!! I've been trying to get my kids interested in sketchbook art, still working on it. Tell the girls I'm proud of them and their work is awesome!!! Marva

Pouty Lips said...

My inner artist was nurtured as a child and it's making a huge difference in my life, and my kids' lives, and my granddaughter's life. I bought my granddaughter a year's pass for her and a guest to the Manhattan Children's Art Museum. She'd probably rather have a Barbie, but that's what she gets from this Granny. The way I handle stress is by getting out with my camera into nature and soon I am back to feeling good again. Thank goodness for art elves.