If you are coming from Building Heavenly Bridges (BHB), WELCOME and if you are finding me for the first time and looking for support after a loss, then please check me out at my grief/loss blog!

This blog is a series of anecdotes from our life after losing our first child, a stillborn daughter, then going on to birth the two other lights of our lives!

Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

Enjoy our stories, conversations, and delights as we embrace the lives of our second and third daughters without ever negating our first.

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Show and More Personality Tells

A post reminiscent of last year's personality tell rhyme!

You may recall the running theme of this New England summer has been, rain - rain and...more dark, ominous clouds that result in RAIN!

Yesterday afternoon, after scrambling to get in the first cut of summer hay was no different. So, we pulled out the super cool activity Nana and Papa brought us back from Cape Cod!

Simplicity at its best! Crumple tiny pieces of tissue paper and adhere to a sticky backed pre-cut shape. Um...why can't I think of these ingenious things??

Anyway, I'm always astounded when you give children the SAME materials and they produce vastly DIFFERENT products. When they clearly echo the personality traits of said child I really stop and pause.

Like This: Bear's Butterfly

Organized, and structured yet Fancy. Began with a plan. Colors touch but clearly have their own space without any white showing through. Was completed during the same sitting, punctuated by a hopeful look as she said, "Did I do a good job?".

And Then This One: Comedian's Car
Blending, Overlapping Colors with small white gaps throughout. Little concern for the colors chosen, abstractly creating moment by moment based on what her little fingers grabbed. The end result a Jackson Pollock-like creation that filled her small face with complete pride!

And, just in case you think I might be reading a wee bit too much into my analysis. Take a quick peek at these 'blank canvas' paintings created the day before.

I'm sure don't need to tell you whose is whose.

Now, click over and see what the rest of the class is creating!


Flying Monkeys said...

We were just talking today about how my oldest never had the terrible 2's and how his brother is making up for that. Kids are amazing.
I tend to make simple not so simple.

Delenn said...

Very interesting. I see those types of things with my son's art. I can't wait to analyze my daughter's art.

areyoukiddingme said...

That's such an awesome contrast - it must be wonderful to have two girls with such different outlooks!

Another Dreamer said...

Wow, what a contrast!

I think it's so interesting to see how very differently they develop into their own little personalities :)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

It's so incredible how their personalities shine through in everything they do!

kate said...

Cute projects. And neat to see each of your kiddos Muse at work!

Lavender Luz said...

I love this! I want to get some for the kids. Yeah! That's right, for the kids. I wouldn't just use it as an excuse for myself *nervous laugh*.

Heather said...

This is the first blog I've found with older children post loss (which in an odd way comforts me, I mean that you went on and had two children who get to grow up!). I was hoping you would feel inclined to add your blog to the directory for "blogs from a pregnant Mommy's perspective" on The Dead Baby Club resource blog. The directory needs a different name, but it's supposed to be for parents who went on to get pregnant and have children after a baby loss. If you would like to the blog is at http://deadbabyclub.blogspot.com and the directory is on the right. Thanks.

Beautiful Mess said...

I often admire how different my children are. Obviously, they are different, but sometimes it just takes me by surprise.

I love that both of their art is so unique to their personalities. And how both of the are so beautiful! They did a wonderful job!

MAJ Bryen said...

Isn't it amazing how siblings can be extremely different from day 1. I love the art illustrations of that difference.

MrsSpock said...

So Bear is into Representational Art and The Comedian is into Abstract?

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