Dashiell and Ray are always drawing and making things but until recently Hazel would just get frustrated. She wants to be able to do everything as well as the boys and most of the time she keeps up with them, or at least thinks she does. So she hasn’t done a lot of creative stuff and I haven’t really encouraged her because it usually ends badly - quickly. But recently she’s been doing stuff on her own, finding what she wants and doing it herself.
First she made a self portrait with blocks:
This got fancier as the day went on, clothes and facial expressions were added - and one thing I thought was really funny was the pig-tail looking things - Hazel told me that they are the hair that hangs on either side of her face. So her hairstyle is something that she really identifies with as a part of herself, equal to her arms on a block by block basis!
Somewhere I have pictures of bionicles arranged for a family dinner that the boys did years ago. . . I’ll have to find them.
Then yesterday she found some clay and made another self portrait - this is her as a flower girl in my sister’s wedding (this is happening in just a couple weeks) she’s holding “a bucket of flowers to throw” and the dude over on the left is an alien.
And today we had a yard sale. The kids wanted to sell lemonade and cookies so they set up this table, made lemonade, Dashiell cut up some paper towels to use as napkins and they made signs. Dashiell’s is on the left, Ray’s in the middle and Hazel’s is on the right. Looks like she might finally be getting comfortable with drawing!
How could you resist? But lots of people did. Oh well, they bought almost all my junk and I don’t have enough left to make it worthwhile selling tomorrow.