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My interests include veganism and vegetarianism, health, ethics, politics and culture, media, and the environment. I have three kids; I teach college part-time, study piano and attempt to garden. I knit. I blog on just about anything, but many posts are related to my somewhat pathetic quest to eat better, be more mindful of the environment, and be a more responsible news consumer. Sometimes I write about parenting, but, like so many Mommy bloggers, my kids have recently told me not to. :) Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Representational Art

Most of my five-year-old son's art is, well, not very recognizable. He mostly draws Star Wars battles -- colorful, yes, but hard to tell what's going on, unless you're listening to him as he draws them (he always narrates).

Today, he and I went to visit a friend's farm. We spent quite a bit of time with her youngest goat, currently being bottle-fed and raised in her house (only for a few weeks). Cute as can be. My son was particularly impressed with how much she, uh...eliminated.

So, perhaps it shouldn't surprise me that his first *truly* representational picture was of the the goat, standing on a pillow, and peeing on a towel. He asked me for help drawing the legs, because his white crayon was not showing up on white paper. (The goat is mostly white and so OF COURSE the picture had to be, too.) He did add some brown to the goat, and allowed me to outline the legs and back in black.

So, for your viewing pleasure, I present to you "Meg's goat, standing on a pillow and peeing on a towel."

:) Notice that he also included the goat's umbilical cord.

1 comment:

Politeness is always appreciated.