Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Portrait of the Artist

While I was in Dallas, Celeste figured out fingerpainting and coloring. At first she was using Crayola Color Wonder paints and paper, but there's a bit of a delay between when the paint gets on the page and when the image appears. Celeste didn't seem too phased by that, but it just didn't seem right. Evelin later found Celeste some chunky crayons, and Celeste now goes to town with those. We usually tape two 11×17 sheets of paper (scraps from the office) to her little table and she just colors away at them. She likes it if we draw a dog or bus or something for her to color, but she's also happy going all pollack on it.

Using YouTube again (so viewing these files requires Flash), here is Celeste explaining what motivates her art ...

And, after that eloquent discourse on what art means to the artist (plus the emphatic repeating of her name — Celeste, and don't you forget it!), here is some further video of her working methods ...

(Yes, I have several things to blog from the past few days, but I've been busy ... I'll back date some stuff and post it tonight, tomorrow, or over the weekend ...)

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