Art by Candlelight
Living without power for any amount of time is tough. We were without for 4 days. Add in the fact that we are a tech-lovin' (addicted/obsessed) family (with our iPhones, iPods, iPad, laptop, Wii, internet, computer download games, Kindle, etc.) and those 4 days become slightly torturous. We're still without cable, phone, and internet... but I'm feeding my addiction with some borrowed wifi thanks to our lovely neighbors (thanks Amy & Arnold!!!). Thankfully, even with our love of high-tech, both Ana and Zoe LOVE drawing and coloring. After 4 days the drawings got pretty impressive... even when done by candlelight!
Zoe drew 35 jack-o-lanterns. By the time she was done they all had different faces and were completely colored. Definite effort and time spent. We were pretty impressed... and all have a favorite jack-o-lantern.
Ana goes through paper like it grows on trees (heh). She is constantly drawing and doodling. For being 4 years old she's pretty impressive with her pen grip and her letter writing. She frustrates easily though when she can't get something the way she wants it... and being "only" 4 that happens pretty frequently. She keeps trying though.
That's one happy mom right there! I guess Ana could tell I was THRILLED that with no power, by the light of a few candles, 2 girls sat nicely for an hour (give or take) quietly sketching away.