Draw With Me

I have been inspired. I came across a new linky challenge on This Mummy Loves called Draw With Me. It got me thinking about my own daughters blossoming drawing skills. She loves to crayon. Just last week she drew her first attempted picture of her Daddy’s face and for the first time I noticed her attempting near-perfect circles in the right places for eyes. It feels like just yesterday she was just scribbling away and learning how to hold a crayon.  It is moving into drawing now and becoming much more definite.

I got thinking…..

Wouldn’t it be nice to document her blossoming skills. So while my daughters drawings might just be crazy messes to others, I can see skills emerging from the mess.  So, I thought this might be the incentive I need if I joined up to a monthly challenge. So let’s see how it goes, hopefully we wont get disqualified for not being able to make head nor tail of the drawings and they will take us with them on their challenge – perhaps I can issue a challenge back… Guess what this picture is? 🙂

So the month of October had the drawing theme of Halloween. As she has not really experienced a Halloween properly before I decided to be a bit more specific with her and we decided to draw Witches. She has seen Witches in the Each Peach Pear Plum book and her current favorite is watching Room on a Broom and reading the wonderful book.

Room on a broom

She also has Witch dress up clothes and a toy broom and props to re-enact the story so I thought this would be a great one for her.

Witch dress up

So one afternoon we sat down and attempted to draw Witches.

drawing witchescrayoning

Here is the final masterpiece. I feel a little bit like a mother having done her child’s homework for her as she didn’t quite draw her own witch. She REALLY didn’t want to use a black crayon at all. I think it is obvious which bits are hers, although my witches obviously leave a lot to be desired.






5 thoughts on “Draw With Me

    • I am loving watching her skills develop. She has always loved picking up crayons. We have just moved to a larger house and rather than having all toys accessible in one small living room they are spread in different rooms with crayons on a tray in the conservatory. She was always picking up crayons in the old house and I have noticed her doing much less crayoning these days so am having to do specific crayoning sessions with her.

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