Both Arlo and Keira have loved to draw and paint since they could hold crayons, but lately Keira has been especially interested in trying all sorts of art-making, and has been attending drawing classes in town too (these ones, which she loves).
It's a special thing to watch a child grow up and develop a deep interest in and love for something. She is quite dedicated, and spends a lot of time at her desk, sketching faces, animals and people in different situations.
She's also into graffiti, and there's a lot of it on walls around our community (for example garage doors and alleyways) and of course in the city itself (both 'authority-approved' and otherwise.)
One of her holiday projects is 'doing graffiti' (painting a mural is not quite correct, she told me) on an old wall at our place. Tom bought her the spray-paints and today she's been planning a design and practising with the cans.
K gave me the bird painting for Christmas. She said it's for my office wall, but I like the look of it against the bedroom wallpaper.