Thursday, February 28, 2013

Innocent children and demonic art

That red stuff is crayon, right? Why is it dripping...?
We've already established that my daughter's drawing skills tend towards Dali or Francis Bacon. Perhaps we could throw in Edvard Munch for good measure. And pictures like these probably fit in with her recent assertions about her dead stuffed animals.

You give your kid a chance to express her artistic skills in the bathtub, and the only thing missing is a blood-dripping RED RUM. Should have seen it coming. Oh well, at least she's consistent.


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  1. Is that the Rolling Stones tongue logo there front and center? What are you teaching this kid? Where's The Who?
    You know I am a sucker for kid imagery, I think it is always wonderful but, maybe a little less red in her pallet would help...

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    1. But, so many concentric circles in The Who. That's a toughie. I think it's possible that one to the bottom left of the soap dish is the Wu-Tang Clan, though.

      Yeah, maybe something pastel blue would be better...

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  2. Right before I read the whole post, I was totally thinking of Edvard Munch. Glad you mentioned him. The bottom middle one looks like either a turkey ready for the oven, or "The Telltale Heart" by Poe is popping into my head.

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    1. Any of your suggestions are "The Scream"-worthy. The kid likes her world a little twisted, no doubt. I'm pretty sure I know a three year old who could do a bang-up job illustrating the newest edition of the Compiled Edgar Allen Poe.

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  3. Hi Neal,

    I love this, even if the more sinister aspects of the art come to life when I stare at it and lean my head to the left. Why is it dripping?! Too funny.

    We've never tried this. Now I'm thinking that we may have hampered the artistic development of our daughters by giving them an easel.

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    1. Ray, don't ever lean your head to the left. Ever.

      I probably would never have bought bathtub crayons; they were given to us. And it's not nearly as easy getting it off as the label would have you believe.

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  4. I love kid art. I have it framed all over my house and my husband says I make him feel like he's entered a loony bin every night.

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    1. It's my sense that genius always has some crazy going along with it. So, really, your husband could as easily be saying that he feels like he's entering a place full of genius. Dark, twisted genius, perhaps, the kind that spawns mad scientists, but genius nonetheless.

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  5. Bathtub crayons don't seem like a very good idea. Let's teach children to color on the walls! The inventor must have not had kids.

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    1. I try to tell her that she can draw on the tub, but not the walls. Clearly, she doesn't listen to me.

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