Mike’s notes from dad have evolved into “notes from dad and kids”, and most Sunday afternoons you’ll find Mike and the kids drawing together. Since my kids love to draw, we’re always looking for fun kids art activities, and this version – making drawing inspired by great works of arts – has become a favorite with six-year-old Emma!
It all started when my parents sent us their copy of Paintings in the Musee D’orsay – a huge book of impressionist paintings from this gorgeous museum that I spent hours poring over as a kid. One afternoon, Mike picked it up and devised a game: pick a painting, and imitate it, using only a pen and crayons!
Here is Mike’s simplified depiction of Prince Eugene de Suede’s The Old Chateau :
And six-year-old Emma’s version:
And here is a depiction of the process, because that’s what Pinterest loves and I love Pinterest: