Mom Lets 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings

on Sep, 03 2013 1686785 views

 

Illustrator, graphic artist, and mom Mica Angela Hendricks writes on her blog that she didn’t set out to share her brand new sketchbook with her 4-year old daughter. She wanted to keep the new book to herself but her young daughter turned her own “mommy-words” on her, “If you can’t share, we might have to take it away if you can’t share.” She complied and let her finish drawing the body of a woman’s head she had started sketching out. Mica writes, “Not surprisingly, I LOVED what she drew. I had drawn a woman’s face, and she had turned her into a dinosaur-woman. It was beautiful, it was carefree, and for as much as I don’t like to share, I LOVED what she had created. Flipping through my sketchbook, I found another doodle of a face I had not yet finished. She drew a body on it, too, and I was enthralled. It was such a beautiful combination of my style and hers. And she LOVED being a part of it. She never hesitated in her intent. She wasn’t tentative. She was insistent and confident that she would of course improve any illustration I might have done. …And the thing is, she DID.”

 

via http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2013/09/02/mom-lets-4-year-old-finish-her-drawings/

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