Ava Thursday: Dreaming
Ava drew this the other night, right before she was going to bed. She told me that this is a girl dreaming ("It's not me," Ava tells me). The girl is dreaming about another girl on a school playground laughing at someone. Ava said that the girl is laughing when she's not supposed to -- which is a big issue with Ava. It has always bothered Ava when somebody laughs at her, even if it was because she was doing or saying something cute. To Ava, whenever she's trying to say something, it's meant to be serious (unless she's making a joke, of course). There have been numerous times when a friend of ours giggled or snickered at whatever Ava was saying -- not meant to be mean or rude, but because that kid of ours is very cute in the way she talks. But Ava gets embarrassed, or even mad if she picks up on any unauthorized laughing. She'll close her eyes and turn away. Andrea and I will just let her be, as we know if we draw attention to her doing this, she'll retreat even more. Sensitive kid, that Ava. She got it from me.
Anyway, this drawing is so intricate and amazing, and since there is someone who is dreaming, I thought I'd submit it to Illustration Friday, since the theme this week is "dreams." This makes it Ava's first entry. Thought people might get a kick out of it.
For anyone who doesn't know, Ava is my 5 year-old daughter, and I post a drawing or painting of hers every Thursday, dubbed appropriately enough, Ava Thursday. If you're curious about previous Ava Thursday entries, just check out the pull-down menu over there on the right column. There's plenty to enjoy.
And by the way, the next day Ava went back to this drawing and added more to it. You can check out the rest of this on-going masterpiece by clicking on the thumbnail to the left. She added some characters at the top, with a refridgerator over on the right, complete with a piece of artwork taped to it. There's so much more to mention in this drawing, and I could go on forever, but I'll just stop now. Enjoy!