Chickie is turning into quite an artist. Now, I know I'm biased, so to be fair I'll admit that it's not exactly fine art. But she loves making it, and I love looking at it.
I've started asking her to explain some of her pictures to me, since lately more and more of them are representational, instead of just pretty scribbles. As she described one of her pictures to me the other day, I took notes on it.
First you'll notice the face in the middle--prominently situated and larger than the other faces. She informed me this one is Grammy. It makes sense, considering that Grammy is perennially Chickie's favorite person in the world. (The lines on the mouth are teeth.)
To the left, and smaller, are Mommy and Daddy. Mommy's mouth looks a little funny, though. Chickie informed me that's because Mommy has a spider on her mouth. Mommy's saying, "Aaah! Aaah! Aaah!" (That's a high-pitched scream, and I appreciate Chickie not demonstrating it nearly as loudly as I would if I really had a spider on my mouth.)
There's one other face, but Chickie tells me it's "Abstract." That's a term she learned from Caillou, and while she often uses it correctly, in this case I think "Abstract" may actually be the name of the person she drew.
I was confused about the shapes on the top left of the picture, until Chickie explained to me, "It's somebody who is fishing, but his fishing pole is not working." I told Grammy about this, and she said, "Oh, it must be Sampa!" Poor Sampa--he doesn't have the best luck fishing.
Lastly, I asked her about the creatures on the right side of the picture, and she told me they are her "pet sheeps." The one on the right is standing on grass. I'm happy to see that her sheep have four legs each; past versions have had about six.
No, it's not fine art. The artist's proud momy thinks it's way too good to be just "fine!"