Monday, October 01, 2007

Orange

I remember last year about this time when Fa discovered her favorite color.

She was in her first week of "Mommy & Me". She was painfully shy and she found some comfort in her spot behind the easel. (She is still very comfortable there, but for different reasons and she creates some gorgeous artwork.)

Armed and double fisted with paint brushes, two yogurt cups placed in front of her filled with red and yellow paint, she began her exploration.

Broad strokes of cherry red paint covered the butcher paper. She used thick layers of red on top of red. Satisfied with her work, she placed the red brush in the red yogurt cup.

Seemingly complete, she pondered her work. You could see the thought bubble rising from her head..."Something's missing, I'm not done yet."

Gently, she raised her second brush loaded with yellow paint and slid it across the red background. The colors magically changing right in front of her eyes. Woah!

"Look at what you discovered!", sang her teacher with glee...
"I don't see that color in your paint cups. I only see yellow and red. What happened?"

And it has been her favorite color ever since.


Fa is an almost four year old who lives with her Bloggin' Mamma ~JJ! in a suburb outside of NYC. She loves to paint and draw pictures all day long and go to art museums. She just started preschool and her mom is having major separation anxiety. You can read all about her and their separation woes over at ~JJ!'s Blog Gaining Balance.

Thank you from the bottom of our paint cups to Mayberry Mom for sharing her creative space with us for this month's Blog Exchange. The Blog Exchange is a monthly blog share that allows all participants to share their creativity on a new and different canvas. Come, be creative with us. And go read Mayberry Mom's artwork over at Gaining Balance today.

11 comments:

~JJ! said...

Whee...this was fun. Fun. Fun...

Thanks again for having me!!!

Canadian flake said...

totally cool and a great story as always JJ...thanks for sharing.

Laura Lohr : My Beautiful Life said...

Ahhhhh, how fun! I love the childhood wide-eye wonder

chelle said...

Colour! Becs loves watching the colours change in the bathtub with those bath tablets ... Orange is cool!

I adore Fa's artwork!

Heather.PNR said...

Seeing your child learn something right new before your eyes--there's nothing like it. Thanks for the story.

soccer mom in denial said...

Don't you just love it when they make their own discoveries? I just adore the wonder.

Feener said...

cute story. sass tells me that yellow makes her happy, blue makes her sad and orange gives her the fidgy fadgyes !!!

Heather said...

That is a really cute story!

Jenn said...

oh, that was awesome - beautiful discovery :)

mamatulip said...

I love it -- the girl's got good taste...my favourite colour is orange, and so is Julia's.

Julie (aka calm mama) said...

Great story -- and what a cool thing this blog exchange is. I went over to J.J.'s and read your story about black too. I could relate, even though I'm on the west coast. Black is still the basic uniform of most folks here in Northern California, goth or no, but when I work at home, I'm mostly in my pink bathrobe.