15th March 2010

Art Stuff

posted in Art, Autistic Life, Zane, Zora |

We had an old coffee table that was stored out at our parent’s farm because it is HUGE, and was too big for our last apartment.  We were reminded of it, and realized that we could use it, even though there was no place for it in the traditional place (because we have a trampoline where a coffee table would be), but would be useful in the “overflow/misc” room (used to be Zane’s bedroom before we shifted everything).  It is going to make a great space for art and playing games at a kid friendly height.  Yippee!

Mom & Dad brought it up and I got a new box of crayons, colored pencils & markers to celebrate the occasion.  (Plus, that way there are still old crayons, etc, downstairs in the schoolroom).  The kids are enjoying the new space and the already prolific Zora has put out about 4 times the typical amount of artwork a day (which was already getting to be around 5-10 drawings a day).

Zane’s gallery

He isn’t drawing like he used to, but he is drawing again, which I am very happy about.  He seems to like architectural type drawings now days.

From looking at the book Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Faces (REPACKAGED) (Ed Emberley Drawing Books)

Zora’s Gallery

This one just makes me happy

“Our Family”

Our Family


another “Dragon”

“Lemon in a Bowl”

“Orange in a Bowl” I don’t know why she wrote her name mirrored.  It is unusual for her. (but not unusual for her to sign stuff)

“Happy Face”

“Tube Slippery Slide”  (this is one of my favorites)

“Humpty Dumpty”  This one was cool because when we asked her to “tell us about the drawing”  (our standard response instead of “what on earth is that supposed to be?”) she recited the entire Humpty Dumpty rhyme, tracing her finger over the portion of the drawing that was illustrating the line.  The circles with legs are humpty having his fall, the thing on the left is “all the king’s horses”, and the bottom is a broken humpty.

“Hot Water”  The sky is obvious, the red part is the water which we were told is red because it is hot water.  The lines across the sky are steam.  (no idea where the catalyst for this came from, but it was cool to hear her tell us about it)

“Houses”  I think it is the three pigs houses, but am not certain any more.

This is either Grandma or Grandpa picking cherries off of a cherry tree.  (Grandma and Grandpa don’t have cherry trees, but oh well)

“Raccoon with a head”  Yeah, I don’t get it, but that is what she insists it is.  (I did confirm that this is the the right way up on the drawing too because I thought it was a bird and sideways)

“Mario (as in Super Mario Bros) jumping”

“Bunny Rabbit”

“Jack and the Beanstalk”

She also draws out shopping lists that includes items she has overheard us say we are shopping for and adding her own items.  She then goes through the list with us to make sure we know what is on it and takes it with her to the store.

And, finally some pictures that Zach and Zora drew together

And my favorite…

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