began back in August. As I said before, the lessons in the book we
were using took quite a big leap conceptually and we decided not to go
on for a while (as recommended in the book). So we have been going
along thinking of our own projects week by week trying to put into
practise what we have learnt.
One of the things Sophie has been learning is that there is no 'white
space' for air. In her first drawing of a bird, she left a great swath
of white space on the page for air, the great expanse between the sky
and the ground. Since then, I have not been able to convince her that
while there is air between the ground and the sky, we don't see it and
it definitely isn't white. Until Friday. Then she drew this drawing
during 'rest time' (when I sleep and they play quietly). It was
inspired by one of Matthew's toys, a small hand-sewn fabric teddy-
bear with buttons for eyes.
Bethany has been learning that she can, in fact, draw and this has given her lot of joy. Here is a recent drawing of hers. It is of mothers with their babies. It has a certain Charlie Brown-like quality, don't you think?