Saturday, 5 March 2011

Open thread - Saturday

wayofpeace sent in this painting by his granddaughter:

My grandkid was 7 when she painted this piece.

What is interesting is that she is also a wiz in math and LOVES science. She also is a dancer and yet plays soccer; she often scores at least once per game.

As to this painting: it's intriguing that the background is divided into hearts and frowns on either side of the flowers. Brings to mind this verse by HAFIZ:

Children can easily open the drawer
That lets the spirit rise up and wear
Its favorite costume of
Mirth and laughter.

Thank you, wayofpeace. Child art reminds me of a famous quote by Picasso:

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”