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Some bad (not tooooo bad) news today ... about projects ...
To recharge,
I go through iza's recent drawings.
She loves ink ...
[ink matches iza's character so much]




Always, I find Hong Kong's children art classes stereotype drawing and art ...
distort concept on creativity ...
therefore, I keep iza away...
I do think drawing is no need to be
neat,
fully colored,
detailed,
look real,
very colorful in every drawing ...
But, iza lives in the world that almost every child attends art classes,
she feels that she's unable to draw ...
which is NOT TRUE.
We are lucky that we meet this art teacher,
she inspires iza ...
in a different way that papa ziggy and mama alliot can do.
Below was her drawing in the first lesson ...
she's exploring pastels.


Iza chose to use ink in the second lesson ...
there we have more explorations at home,
with ink spilled everywhere :)

7 comments:

feian said...

Those paintings are stunning beautiful!!!

Always, I find Hong Kong's children art classes stereotype drawing and art ...
distort concept on creativity ...
therefore, I keep iza away...
Always, I find Hong Kong's children art classes stereotype drawing and art ...
distort concept on creativity ...
therefore, I keep iza away...
Strongly agree! I can feel Iza from the ink...a wonderful, wonderful little human being:)

Evelyne said...

On retrouve le tempérament d'Iza dans ces magnifiques peintures. Elle a déjà le sens de la couleur, une belle palette, très vive à son image je suppose!!!!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I LOVE the pastel. this post brings back so many memories for me -both good and bad. My parents (both artists) always taught me to "think outside of the lines". I tried, and I thought I understood. Much later, after my father's death, I learned that he believed I had no artistic talent. And I partially agree with him... I do not have the genius that he had. But, I also believe we all have our strengths.
Good for Iza...forging her own path in the creative world. Who knows what new direction she will create?

Yoli said...

Iza's work is very promising, just beautiful. I like that you recognize your daughter's strengths and do not compromise.

Loulou's mum said...

Alliot, I relate so much with your post today. Loulou will be attending her first art class next week because she loves to draw and paint (plus I had some remarks at school about her motricity, she has difficulty with scissors for ex etc and I thought it might help her). But this summer, I talked with an art teacher who told me she thought it was a pity children this age attend these classes (even if she understood my reasons) because children approach art with a lot of freedom, they are born "artists". When I asked her about technical skills, she said "of course, this is important and this should come later. Just let your child developp her own way."
Still, Loulou will attend this class because she really wants to and I hope to be able to guide her and let her explore as she wants.

Loulou's mum said...

PS : love the pastel of Iza and the first ink drawing.

Jeanne-ming said...

I would hang the ink paintings of Iza on my walls in one second. Amazing! Such strength and power. Confidence.
BEAUTIFUL!

I am coming to Hong Kong soon to see my daughter and my brand new Niece.