Jackson Pollock in the Making

O’s obsession with Pens or Pencils has increase ten fold in the last few weeks.  When she grabs a pen, she goes to the coffee table and makes drawing motions on the catalog pages.  At day care they told me that O steals the other kids crayons and paper, goes under the table and starts to draw.  I can just picture her sitting, hiding under the table, moving the little crayon around…  I would use the word Draw loosely, but I guess in a Modern sense, she is indeed drawing.  Her drawings are very reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s free style and lines.  And in some ways, she sits in a similar manner as Pollock when drawing: Jackson Pollock I even thought of add a small bottle of Jack Daniels next to her and take a picture, but I thought against it as it might be considered inappropriate.

We bought her a pack of Crayolas and paper to drawn on.  The problem is that she doesn’t realize that the crayon can leave marks on the floor and the wall.  So we’ve had to contain her artistic expression to her room or to the play mat in the living room. Removing the crayons from her death grip as she starts wobbling away is not an easy task or achieved without any tears.

But in all fairness, she does have artistic genes in her from her dad’s side.  Her great grandfather was an established painter.  Her great aunt is very artistic and works in special effects for movies.  Her 2nd cousin (DH’s cousin) is also a painter and finished a degree of Fine Arts.  So you never know, she could be a starving artist or use her skills for evil and make lots of money.


About RidgewoodMom

Thirtysomething mom of a baby girl. First and only baby, possibly. First baby amongst my close friends. These are the trials, frustrations and lessons I have learned in raising a single child in New York.
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