I showed Josh some of KungKung’s paintings that I posted in my other blog. I pointed out the elements in the paintings –the clouds, the mountains, the boats, the “tents,” the school, etc. That seemed to have lit a fire under him. He told me, “I’m going to practice and practice so that my drawings can be as beautiful as KungKung’s. Even more beautiful!” Off he went and churned out six drawings, one after the other –all within half an hour. Most of the drawings included ALL or some of the elements that I’d pointed out to him that were in KungKung’s paintings!
It was already past his bedtime then and he still wanted to continue drawing. I told him to pack up and that he could paint again in the morning. He whined a bit about it, about how he might forget. So I made up a big sign that named Oct 24 “Josh’s Drawing Day.” He was happy with that and went off to bed.
So yesterday morning, he climbed onto our bed at 6:30-ish. Chris and I were too sleepy to play; besides, Zoë hasn’t come in to our room and we didn’t want to wake her up. Josh quietly got off the bed and headed out to the living room.
By the time I rolled out of bed at 7:15am, he proudly showed me this --
…and he was also busy at work on another one, reiterating that he needed to practice and practice so that his drawings would be as good as KungKung’s.