|Night Shift Girl|
Sometimes the drawings are inspired by the stories we're reading - this huge bat and rider came out of the trance that is the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins, all about Gregor the Overlander and his family who happen into the Underland, where humans bond with enormous bats, who become their transport. (Whew - was that too much? It's a great series.)
Othertimes they seem to just drift out of a story Eliza has going in her head. This girl is always writing and drawing stories...
Ani has been spending a lot of her story listening time playing with Thinking Putty and making friendship bracelets, but tonight she drew a picture straight from our current read-aloud (Dan came home for dinner! And an hour of story! before heading back to campus to work on another job application...), Peter and the Starcatchers. I may have written about this before, as we spent one long car trip this past year listening to this book on tape, but it is a great book!! It's all about how Peter Pan got his special magic and can fly. It's totally captivating, takes place mostly on boats (a big plus around here), and is populated by lots of pirates; Dan does a bang-up job on the voices and has us all in giggles. Anyway, the picture. It's awesome:
Look at those waves! And the tippy boat! Ack!!
Ani also found the bottles of glitter glue that I bought while we were in Richmond and intended to crack open for Christmas craziness but never got to it, and she squealed in delight and immediately set up shop making making making - I'm not sure WHAT she's making, but she is all about the glitter glue - she really really really loves it.
|oh, the concentration!!|
Tada! A gallery full of glitter...
Ani and I got into more art today - this time involving one of the elements we've been studying - but I'll save it for another post!