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Over the last few months there has been a change in the way that the wee girl draws and paints.
Instead of completely random splodging and swirling, everything is identified. Whether it’s identifiable is another matter, but the wee girl is very specific about what it is.
Her current favourite things to paint are elephants and suns.
Some of these paintings are now even starting to resemble elephants and suns. If you look hard enough.
It’s been fascinating to watch this development. She has started to draw people too, generally our family, but elephants are definitely her favourite. When each painting is finished she will talk me through it, pointing out the trunk, the legs, sometimes the eyes. She will also show me the sun and the sky and the clouds.
I have to use my imagination a little, but I am definitely starting to see those elephants!
I wonder when she will tire of elephants, and what will become her next subject of choice?!