So my niece Jasmine – who is about 13 (I think? I literally am the world’s worst aunt… I’ve been given this info like a 100 times now)… anyhow Jas got her botany on one day and painted this:
I’m not an art critic, but seriously… there’s some serious composition skills here. Not to mention colour choices. I love the abstract, carefree feel of the whole thing.
Then there’s this:
… a delicate, careful, considered penciling in of some some plant or other… I don’t even know what. Love the line quality separating the lighter part from the darker portions.
I hate wax crayons. I dunno… they’re just so annoyingly waxy and… and… UNBLENDABLE. I dunno what kids see in them. I bought a tiny 6-pack of crayons yonks ago (I had forgotten how I disliked them) and one sunny day I sat outside and doodled in a tiny notebook I had bought for doodlery. It had this horrible thick paper (I dunno, I hate thick paper too) so the combination of this paper and crayons were just irritating to the max and I wondered, what if I tried to pretend I liked them both and tried instead to celebrate the qualities of both the paper and the crayons for a change? And this was the result:
Did I succeed in creating something celebratory, or DOES MY HATE STILL SHOW THROUGH?!!! lol…