Friday, June 20, 2008


Just after I finished writing that little drama about all the grrrr-ing and the argggg-ing over breakfast this morning, EM came home from school with a backpack full of this past year's notebooks, workbooks, and art projects. On the very last page of the very last notebook, I found this little drawing:Has she not captured my very essence? The very pith and marrow of my soul?

On the one hand, I feel terrible that she was so vexed by my rage this morning she felt the need to draw a picture about it. On the other hand, I'm utterly delighted that she felt the need to draw a picture because she was so vexed by my rage this morning.

I just found out a few days ago that I finally succeeded in getting her into art classes at the Kulturskole starting in the Fall. I was sort of dreading the hassle of having to get her into the city once every damn week for a 2 hour class that she may or may not give a shit about. But having seen this, I'm more convinced than ever that it's the right thing to do by her. Drawing/art is clearly her preferred mode of expression. It's the one thing her teachers are always sure to rave about: "EM's doing fine in school, a delight to have in class, and her drawings are aMAzing!"

I can't wait to see where she'll go with it once she's got someone who can offer her a little technical support. Hands, for example. Let us hope that they tackle the fine art of hands early on in the program.


Trace said...

Absolutely, positively get her enrolled and in and diving into this AMAZING talent she has been blessed with! I adore seeing what her mind creates and I look forward to a family portrait of us drawn by her that we can frame and hang on our wall! (Hint: Christmas idea?! :)

Anonymous said...

Yippeee!!! I told you there was space....So what exactly will Em be doing, who is her teacher?? I think there is a barnepark in Exhibition if you want to leave the other two...Loving Portugal!!


Guitar said...

The most interesting information comes from children, for
they tell all they know and then stop. - Mark Twain
I've heard a picture is worth a 1000 words. If so, she speaks volumes.

Tif said...

She really does have talent. That drawing is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Wow! EM is really talented and insightful... Bad moods really do seem like thunderstorms sometimes. But hey, you live in Bergen with the crappy weather, so bad moods come with the territory. If you're interested in a change of climate (like scorching heat) do plan a visit to the DR sometime...
Big hug,