Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Wonderful World of Ed Emberley

Yesterday, the boys and I stocked up on some art supplies. I've brought home Ed Emberley books from the library in the past, but I was the one who enjoyed them the most. The concept of building a drawing by adding simple shapes failed to capture my oldest son's interest at the time.

Undeterred, I put Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book in our shopping cart yesterday. It's a book that merits space on every bookshelf. This morning, my oldest started flipping through the book. "Mom, I want to make a train." Following the book's example, he made a train, put it on a track and added "crazy smoke" and a car to hold the toys.

My youngest enjoyed creating with the Do A Dot art pens. I resisted these pens for a long time. After a fun afternoon of crafts with RamblingLA using these to help decorate a beautiful butterfly, I saw the light.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen that book before - it looks really good!


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