Goings On, Much in the Way of Art

We are slowly gearing up to start work on the garden now. If only it stopped raining for long enough so that the ground isn’t so soggy… Oftentimes it looks like the Deluge around here. As DH said: the polar caps will be devoid of ice soon, and all that water needs to go somewhere! I barely make it out of that apocalyptic mood that I sometimes indulge in by invoking that haunting line of Josh Ritter’s: “And a river falls on another sea” (“Roll On”)… and the downpour somehow looks beautiful and serene.

Well, in any case, Amie has been doing a lot of art work. Her paternal grandmother has been staying with us for almost a month now, and she introduced a wonderful homemade dough that Amie goes for regularly throughout the day – she now opens the fridge and takes it out herself.

Amie loves to make Popsicles (a ball of dough on a tiny stick found outside) and now also trees. Here is a particularly colorful tree.

Amie’s dough tree, August 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

And the following is a birthday cake with candles:

Amie’s dough birthday cake, August 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

She has also been drawing on her blackboard. This one she drew after seeing Mickey Mouse in a book:

Amie’s chalk drawing, august 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

And this now is a very special one that she made today, again without our knowledge. Her grandmother came into the playroom to see what she was doing and she asked her to go away! We discovered the drawing in the evening, after she had gone to sleep:

Amie’s chalk drawing, 6 August 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

Isn’t that the cutest creature? I’ll ask her tomorrow who or what that is.

UPDATE: It’s the sun!

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