Homeschooling & Immediately Back to the Drawing Board

Homeschooling & Immediately Back to the Drawing Board

I think I have about a thousand favourite things now. This is one of them. A few days into homeschooling Minnie drew these pictures. She sat for hours drawing, immersed in her book that teaches you to draw, producing drawing after drawing.

Homeschooling & Immediately Back to the Drawing Board

Each piece of paper sprawled across with love and the attention to detail that time can afford.Β To watch her sit immersed in joy and creative endeavour built up my heart as I could see it was also doing for her. Β This is the beauty of childhood, long slow days drawing, writing, learning, exploring, taking time to be creative. Introvert heaven, at least certainly for me and Minnie.

Homeschooling & Immediately Back to the Drawing Board

Perhaps I find this particularly lovely as it reminds me of happy childhood memories spent creating. This is exactly the kind of thing I would have done for hours on end, completely occupied by my own imagination, giving expression to my thoughts and wanderings on paper.

Homeschooling & Immediately Back to the Drawing Board

I love that she has the time to do this, to sit at a table full of tools and resource to create. I think of school, with a necessity for pre-ordered creativity and tight scheduling, for which I completely understand {I am a Kids Pastor after all, and setting craft/art for lots of little people to do takes an enormous amount of effort}. Yet I also want to acknowledge that I feel a sense of relief that her world is different now, broad, expansive and slower. Perhaps because I think of how we were living such a fast paced life, which is certainly not everybody’s story, although it was ours. In light of that, I am overcome with happiness that is has relented and the drawings are back, filling the room.

Homeschooling & Immediately Back to the Drawing Board

Minnie, the artist herself. {Summer is almost here in Australia folks and so Ice Block Days are back.}

Lots of Love

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8 Comments

  1. MaryHill

    Your daughter artistic skills and creativity shine. Maybe she can write a short story to go with the drawings. I enjoyed reading your post because it took me back to my own daughters love of writing. She spent hours writing adventure stories.

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  2. Amanda (@Airman2mom)

    I love her drawings, my son does what he calls scribble scrabble. And it is basically what it sounds like. But I think he partly learns this from the preschool class as they give him limited amount of time to color. I wonder what he would create with more time. πŸ™‚

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