This is a little picture that Seren drew yesterday. I have been watching her develop her little tadpoles and smiley face techniques for a while now. She was always so proud of whatever she achieved on her own. For the last while Seren has been obsessed with colouring in large sheets of paper in a series of different colours and has abstained from caricatures. However, yesterday, while I had my back turned, I could hear her chatting to herself while she was drawing. She seemed extremely involved and her sister, Olwyn, watched on curiously. When I looked down at what Seren had drawn, this little person looked up at me.
I was told “this is Grossmami (a.k.a. Seren’s grandmother, who is Swiss). She is standing in a tunnel, where she is sheltering from the rain. The sun is coming out and a rainbow has appeared”.
I don’t think anything beats (for me anyway) watching a child grow and develop his/her ability to communicate and express him/herself, be it through dance, drawing, painting, talking, singing, writing etc. A child’s imagination is a beauty to behold.