Friday, January 16, 2009

Artistic Interpretation


Mim drew a picture with her markers this afternoon. She was telling me about it, and this was roughly how it went.

Mim - This is a beautiful colored tornado, but it doesn't have any tomatoes in it. This red right here is fire, and this yellow is sun, and here's a Christmas tree up here.

Me - Oh, did the tree get swept up in the tornado?

Mim - No, the house is far, far away from the tornado.

I don't really see the connection between cyclones and tomatoes, but apparently the two frequently go together.

I actually think she does what I suspect most modern artists of doing, which is interpreting the piece on the fly after they've done it and had a good look at how it came out.


On another note, the kids are in the bathtub right now, and Zaya asks, "How does water transform into blood?"

To which Art responded with an explanation including the words white blood cell, platelet, assimilate, and transfer. OK, actually it was Zaya who added platelet, so maybe he's listening to all the jargon after all.

Life is strange here.

5 comments:

Scribbit said...

Haven't you read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"? They have a tomato tornado. :)

Lilibeth said...

I suspect that tornado and tomato are difficult to keep separate...in fact I think I've heard her call it a tormado, so she may be simply affirming that they are two distinct nouns. How's that for an "off the cuff" interpretation? Hmmm. I wonder why we say "off the cuff" and "on the fly"? That might be an interesting study.

aftergrace said...

Somethimes life with children can be strange, but also very entertaining.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I would say that life is wonderful with two very intelligent, creative children who keep you on your toes!

Qtpies7 said...

I gotta say, that I don't miss my oldest being little. He used to have discussions like that with Donnie all the time. not with me, I didn't know the answers. And didn't want to know the answers, lol.