Emma and Art

Drawing with Dad

Drawing has always been one of Emma’s passions. One of her favorite activities is drawing lessons with Dad. She’ll tell Mike what to draw, and then imitate his drawings. Here are some of Mike’s pictures:

Drawing lesson: Mike's pictures
And Emma’s versions of the same creatures:

Drawing Lesson: Emma's pictures

She used a how-to-draw book to create this very happy, lanky elephant:

Emma Elephant Picture

But my absolute favorites are the pictures that come from her own imagination. Like this fantastic duck:

Emma Duck Drawing

Flying over a snail that she copied off of her T-shirt.

What is your child’s passion?


  1. says

    Wow–her art is incredible! I would say that my oldest is passionate about art too, but less drawing and more mixed media/scissors/tape/glue type art. She also loves to make up stories and songs. I find her very inspiring.
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    • maryanne says

      @Two Chicks and a Hen – I LOVE hearing the stories and songs kids make up!

      @lynn – I think being a goofball would have to be Johnny’s current passion…

      @Natalie – Emma definitely gets her artistic ability from her dad. She is frequently disappointed by my attempts to draw things for her.

      @Quadmama – I think she’s better at that than I am! Which tells you where her artistic talent is NOT coming from!

      @Ash – That is so neat that one child’s passion can inspire the rest of the family!

      @Ticia – Batman would have gotten along well with the child version of me…

      @Maile – I borrowed that book from the library (I think on your recommendation?) and really enjoyed it. But then we had to take it back. Maybe we should buy a copy…

      @Our Nifty Notebook – I love seeing the art different kids create! We tried painting tonight, and Lily painted her shirt very well. She didn’t get ANY paint on her paper!

      @Taryn – I love the idea of stitching out a child’s line drawing! Children’s art is the best!

  2. says

    I love this post about drawing with Dad. My Daddy use to draw with us as children. For Easter every year we would dye eggs and then our Daddy would personalize them by drawing a small picture on them for each member of the family. It is a special thing spending time with your Daddy. I am now 55 yrs and he is 78 yrs. and it is still a special thing to spend time together. :) Joyce
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  3. says

    Emma’s drawings are wonderful (and Dad’s too)! It’s been interesting to see how different my children’s drawings are. My son began by drawing airplanes. When he was three, he filled an entire journal with airplanes. However, my three year old daughter draws faces. She often draws our family and our dog. She’s filled page after page with faces.
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  4. Nadia says

    wow her art is really good! It i so much like her dads!
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