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Young Artist

Beverly–this one’s for you!

Our Dashiell is a busy little boy and most things don’t interest him for very long, as you might imagine. So I was surprised by him last week when I introduced a pencil to his life.

Now he wants 2 pencils–one in each hand! And all marks made must then be erased. What fun!

Discovering the use of the pencil has gotten him interested in crayons again, which up until now have not held much mystique (except when using the bathtub crayons, on everything except the bathtub!)

Check it out here if you cannot see the video embedded.


  1. Grandma Bubba

    Oh, Maida. I wish you had a video of me watching Dash. I laughed so hard my eyes are watering. Sparky had to come out from under the covers to see what the heck is going on.

    It is unusual the way he draws…not wild sweeping marks, running from side to side. He is INTENSE and precise with small and detailed markings. I would love to “hear” what he is saying inside that head of his!

    And good attention span. Loved the way you speeded it up! Sweet having Lisa join him. Does he paint? Eva and Murphy love to. And mix lots of colors, as I only give them the 3 primary colors and white. Maybe a little black at the end.

    Thank you so much for the video!!

  2. Grandma Sherry

    Wonderful, he’s so intent!

  3. Grandma Lori

    Priceless! So very intent on his work. Next Escher?

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