Archive for the 'Children’s Art' Category

Granddaughter Sophia’s Art Work

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

One of the greatest joys in the world is being a grandparent. Besides sharing art with our four grandkids, I encourage them to learn greetings and the cultures of many other countries. Max and Sophia each have “Passport to the World” (Your A – Z Guided Language Tour) by Craig Froman.  ‘Passport’ features  a bit of culture, a map and basic greetings from Armenian to Zulu. I started them on little personal note books with headings for 70 top languages of the world. They fill in basic greetings for hello, goodbye, thank you and peace, draw and color a map and add details. It is a daunting task, so I said I would pay them $1.00 per country.

 Here is a delightful response from Sophia (age eleven):


I have finished Armenian and Bangladesh. You don’t have to pay me because I’m doing it for the fun of it.

This is a line design I made last year when I was ten years old.  



Sophia’s Design

Sophia will be surprised to see her art on line.  She would probably love your comments also.

What Makes Us Smile? (Kids’ Drawings and the Kids Themselves)

Friday, January 6th, 2012


Our grandson Drew made this pencil drawing during our visit in the 2011 Christmas Vacation. Don’t you just adore kid’s drawings!  They make me smile.  And if you knew Drew you would continue to smile.  So dear viewers, let’s start the New Year in the Happiness Mode.

Here are links to previous drawings by our grandkids:

Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » Happy New Year 2011!

Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » “Tis the Season for Giving

Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » Grandson Drew’s Flag for Veterans’ Day 2010

Drew has a zest for life and is engaged in many worthwhile activities: Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Ceremony Below.

 In Sparring Gear       Drew’s  Journey

Drew’s Dad Wrote:  “Drew  was the youngest person to test for The BlackBelt, having just turned 9 in November 2011. On the left he is in his sparring gear, as they warmed up for sparring. He had to spar 2 opponents at once for 2 minutes. That’s longer than it sounds. And each candidate wrote an essay about their “journey” from beginning , to earning their belt, and 4 candidates were selected to read theirs – Drew was selected. He did a great job reading it, and he’s a total ham with a mic in his hand.”


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