Many children are drawn to art right from the start. I can remember both of my daughters being in awe the first time their chubby hands gripped a crayon and made scribbles on a blank sheet of paper. There was wonderment in their eyes when the first bright drops of paint from their paintbrushes dripped onto an empty canvas. Making art can be a joyful, soothing, and adventurous experience for children of all ages.
Next in our KIDS WEEK of giveaways is the I Can Draw series. With these approachable and engaging guides children ages four years and older will discover how easy it is to draw a range of favorite animals and subjects.
"One day the grandmother presented the little girl with a red velvet riding hood; and as it fitted her very well, she would never wear anything else; and so she was called Little Red Riding Hood."-The Grimm brothers, Grimm's Fairy Tales
"Every child must remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest, and seeing it grow populous with fairies." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
"I keep drawing the trees, the rocks, the river, I'm still learning how to see them; I'm still discovering how to render their forms. I will spend a lifetime doing that. Maybe someday I'll get it right." Alan Lee
"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." Marilyn Monroe
There's nothing more happy than a brightly colored picture. It's true, colors are just happy.
There's just something nostalgic about classic pin-up girl art. Maybe the fact that it's reminiscent of "the simple days gone by" is what keeps our attention, or maybe it's the art of revealing just enough to keep viewers interested. I love them because of the fashion. I also love the hairdos and the bright red lipstick.
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