Monday, April 11, 2016

still drawing

Lulu is still at her drawing.

We keep thinking it is a phase that will go away, just like it did for Day and Jo.

She still draws every day, or every other day. These days, her thing is using pencils to copy illustrations she likes from books around the house; the old Enid Blyton books, the Little Miss books…

Pictures

Jo, who used to draw rather a lot herself but who has since gone off it completely (ever since she started Primary school, actually), gazes at Lu’s drawings with some bewilderment and sometimes sighs, a little wistfully, “I don’t like drawing.”

I sometimes wonder if I should send Lu for art class, to expand her horizons, one of those classes which will set her up for entry into SOTA which still remains her dream school. I don't think she really knows what she'll be in for at SOTA, but perhaps it is also my duty to enable her to realise her dreams.

But it will mean yet another class in a family schedule which is already packed to the brim with barely any wiggle room. And as it is, without classes and expectations, she enjoys drawing so much. Copying stuff she likes, showing it to us with glee, filling up her little sketch book which simple things in her free time which she in particular has a lot of (compared to her busy bee siblings).

This love of art, versus her attitude toward piano and her piano classes which is ….. URGH. 

She hates the skill she has classes for, but loves the skill she has no classes for. I'm not sure if its the skill itself she likes/dislikes, or the fact that classes/ teachers will impose structure and goals and rigour, all hateful to her.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, maybe a trial class to see how she likes it?

-- Jo

Anonymous said...

WOW...she drew those?! They're incredible. I thought they were photocopied drawings at first! She does have an eye for detail. I know they're copied from books but that doesn't, in ANY way, make it less impressive.

Sher said...

jo: she doesnt want trial class either...

anon: may the copying lead to some originals!

Anonymous said...

If she doesnt like music, is it better to stop and let her develop her talent in art? -min

Sher said...

min: yup, tts something we shld consider. kk, however, stubbornly feels that music (piano) is a much more useful thing to learn than art.

Anonymous said...

At least your hubby likes music. My hubby doesnt think music is useful and refuses to let the kids learn. -min