10.13.2005

Ava Thursday: She has a boo-boo


I am so digging this drawing. As with all of Ava's drawings, there's a story here, albeit a short one. When I asked her to tell me about this drawing, she said, "She has a boo-boo!" That's it.

I love the composition, where we see only the bottom half of the subject. No need to see the girl's face or arms -- just the main point of focus: the band-aid on her knee. And don't you just love the sneakers? I do too.

There's something in this drawing that really appeals to me. The way Ava drew the dress down from off the top of the page, and how the legs come straight down -- I dunno, there's just something about the execution of this that makes me realize just how proud I am of my daughter. Yes, I am the stereotypical Proud Father, but I think I have every right to proudly showcase my girl's artwork to as many people as I can. She is my girl. My one and only Ava, with whom I share a special bond. She is like no other, and I am so happy to have her in my life.

10 comments:

  1. This is so unique. Most 5 year olds want to draw the WHOLE person in a picture! I am amazed at her ability to "see" like an artist. (beams with pride)

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  2. always fun to check out "ava thursday" - always amazed!

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  3. that is so cool... she's a chip off the ol' block.
    i put a crayon in my 8 month old son's hand the other day and taped some paper to a drawing board for him, but he just kept trying to eat the crayon

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  4. Keepin' it simple! It's amazing how well Ava understands graphic communication. She intuitively draws only what's necessary, and leaves out the clutter.

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  5. Great to see Ava's brilliance in progress! I think she's beginning to understand the fundamentals of art! Keep up the good work!

    - Glen!

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  6. Sure this isn't a self-portrait? The left sneaker's laces read 'me'!

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  7. i love how you talk about your daughter - no wonder she is so talented - with someone having such faith in her how can she not.

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  8. Swweetttt! This is definitely striking stuff for anyone so young. I agree with Dave,real chip off the ol'block. Can't wait till my nephew Adam is old enough to draw properly like Ava. Right now he's 2 years old and could only draw squiggly line and circles. Hope you'll keep all of Ava's drawings safely in a chest or something,then compile and publish it when she's a lot older. ^^ Knowing Ava,she'll be a budding artist when she grows up.

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  9. I love them all but this one especially is so sweet and dear! thanks Ava you make me smile!

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  10. I love the focus and perspective. I love that she went out of the box for this. I love that it wasn't just a picture but a picture that had a theme and knew where the perspective best suited that theme... And she's a kid. Artistic genius in the making!

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