Monday, July 25, 2011

Drawing with Winnie and Button

Me: What are you drawing, Winnie, a T.V.?
Winnie: No.  They aren't the same, Mommy.
She draws two examples on the whiteboard.  One has a big screen that fills the whole box.
Winnie: Here's the T.V.
The second drawing has a tiny little box screen atop two dials.
Winnie: THAT's a television, Mommy.

Then Button explains how it is done.
Button: See, Mommy, first you draw a foreshortened square, like this.
I looked at her with a funny look on my face.
Me: A what??
Button: A foreshortened square!
She rhymes it off like everyone and their dog should know such a common word.

Sadly, Winnie swiped the board with that eraser you see in her hand just as I was going to take the picture.  But you can still see Button's version of the "television" along with a table Winnie drew with a plate on it.  If you look closely you will see a banana on the plate.

The book the girls are using for their drawing lessons is in the picture, given to us as a resource by a friend here.


Join Us For Breakfast said...

so what is a foreshortened square? A term they learned from the drawing lesson book? Or her own made up word?

David and Amy Campsall said...

yeah? fill us in:) Nice to see the girls. I can't believe how big they are getting Val! Hope your summer is going well. We continue to pray for the work God has for you there. :)