I just love this event. Because our children are homeschooled, they don't always get opportunities to share their school work, their big projects, unit studies or artistic endeavors with a large group. And let's be honest, many kids are exhibitionists at heart. Another component of this even is a contest for an art project and creative writing. Last year Aiden won in his age category for his drawing of a track crane, and this year he won first prize for his drawing of "Daddy's Guitars" and also an honourable mention for his poem, "Ducks."
I cannot express in words (although admittedly I am trying) how beyond proud we are of him. This is truly his opportunity to let his little light shine. So often his abilities can go unseen in the blur or his energy and perpetual motion, but his art stands still for all to see.
Sure his display depicted many things not typically drawn by six year olds, but who needs typical..give me his drawings of bathroom carts, buckets on wheels, stand up dustpans, and chairs any day!
So allow me this. My pride. And probably way more pictures than necessary.
|Aiden and Margaret|