Saturday, December 06, 2008

Our Little Audubon Artiste

Our refrigerator has recently assumed the nobler purpose of displaying Violet's artwork. Her daycare provides the kids the opportunity to try all sorts of art projects, from painting with spoons to creating a collage with different types of tape. This latest masterpiece was a product of painting with small sponge rollers.

At first glance, it might look like the sort of abstract art you would expect from a 16 month old. But look closer, and her true genius is revealed:







I could spend my whole life in front of an easel and never paint a more perfect talon. Seriously, check it out up close:







Of course we considered the possibility that this could be a Jesus-in-the breakfast-toast sort of fluke. But that's clearly not the case, because when you look at the whole piece, it's obviously a red tail hawk, swooping down on its prey. Look again:

See? It's unmistakable. And we're not biased . . . just the humble parents of an undeniably gifted artist.

2 comments:

jomama said...

You crack me up, Jen!

That is a perfect talon though. :-|

The Toddler Whisperer said...

Ok, I just have to say something. This is great! I think I see a marketing stategy here for the business...