potatoes, people, and spiders

June 9, 2009 |  Category:   art + design




No, these weren’t drawn by Mia, these were drawn by 2 year old Claudine. It seemed that all of a sudden, out of the blue, she was suddenly drawing people. Like overnight. Eyes, arms, mouth and legs were all drawn where they should be and when I would ask her about ears, she would draw that too right by the sides of the heads of these funny potato people. And now she is drawing spiders with little faces. If you’ve following along with us since the beginning of this blog, you might recall that Claudine was a late walker with physical delays and some sensory issues. But apparently she was too busy focusing on other stuff in those early months. Her command of the language still baffles us sometimes and now she is starting to write a few letters of the alphabet. Her favorite these days? The letter H.

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  • adriana June 10, 2009 at 2:44 am

    wow. this little girl rocks. my 2year old still draws circles à la pollock

  • bronwyn June 10, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Wow! Those are really good! I love how kids can surprise us! My little one just started drawing bus maps of the city. To my knowledge, she has never seen a map so I have no idea where this is coming from. The spiders are pretty amazing.

  • Tumus June 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

    ^_^ there are bigger things at work. She might make a ridiculous speaker one day, like the Speaker of the House crazy 😆

  • Stella June 10, 2009 at 10:33 am

    That is so awesome. Some of my drawings look like this from time to time. 🙂

  • AK June 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I have a 2 year old girl and she is the same! She was a latish walker, but for some time she has been drawing people, faces, “puppies” (multiple legs – she loves drawing many legs, same as Claudine – odd). Her “reading” and “writing” is great, too (can write a couple letters and can read a bunch of words). However, I think you mentioned once that Claudine is a very advanced talker, and our daughter is not. She started out slow, and I think she’s average now.

    I’m a big fan of your blog, by the way. I love sweets, live in nyc, and have a little girl, so how could I not be?

  • naomi June 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    So cute. Most boys twice her age draw like this:)

  • nichole June 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    It’s such a joy to watch little ones put it all together and frame their world. Those drawings are priceless!

  • amanda June 10, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I’m a big fan of your blog and enjoy reading all of your posts, however I must say I love the stories about Claudine the most!

  • angela June 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Those are the cutest little spiders ever. Go Claudine!

  • ninja June 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Wow … this is really impressive! She’s probably another budding artist/designer, just like her mom 🙂

    I am just finishing up designing the yearbook for my daughter’s preschool class (ages 3-5) and after scanning in 24 self portraits i can attest that some of the 3-4 year olds don’t even have her skills.

    Love the spiders! I am looking forward to seeing more of her artwork every now and then…

  • mary jane June 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    you’re in for some fun! I bet she’s got some good stories to go along with the stellar drawings.