donderdag 21 oktober 2010


Pelle's drawing skills are emerging! I could hardly believe my eyes when he came home today with a drawing of a lion he made at school. It's a little hard to photograph, but I hope you can see the figure.

It also reminds me of the drawings in the cave of Lascaux.

head (with hard to see yellow manes).


Last week it was ‘kinderboekenweek’ (children’s book week)), which is a national week organized every year to promote these books. At school, the pupils of grade 8 came to read for the children in grades 1 and 2 (4-5 years old) and every child had to bring his favorite book along. Pelle choose “The hungry lion”, which tells the story of Singham, a lazy lion searching for food.

(here he is in the book)

Apparently, the children had to draw their favorite character and look what my boy did!
I was so pleased to see it.

A couple of weeks ago, when we had a party at school, all the children where invited to add their part to a large painting. And then he did his first figurative work: two small stripes forming a cross. “It’s a mill”, he said. (Your either Dutch, or you aren’t).
Last week, he came home with another drawing and for the first time I saw figures: a spiral, a rectangle, a triangle, some waves.
This already was so different from all the scratches he made before.

And now he’s taken another leap.
I’m going to frame Singham. And celebrate my little artist.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een mooie leeuw! En door Pelle in de kleuren die ook de originele Singham heeft, hoezo observatief!

  2. Wow! He really seems to be emerging. I love what you said "You're either Dutch or you aren't." When I lived in Germany and my oldest was Pelle's age I used to drive to my aunt in Amsterdam quite often. She would sit in her car seat in the back of the car and shout out "MOLEN!" every time she saw one. It's one of the only Dutch words she knew but I loved hearing her say it.