I have been overhearing my children talking about arty things – making me smile as I catch what they say about the difference between 2 and 3-dimensional (and the existence of 1-dimensional and 6-dimensional!). Then there was the discussion on the topic of colour. It went something like this…
Big sister to little brother: “Did you know that green is sleepy and soft?” (mummy raises eyebrow and smiles)
“And that blue is fresh and swaying?”
“Yes” interjects the youngest “and yellow is sweet and happy!”
“Really?” I ask, “What about orange?”
“Well… orange is sweet and juicy! And red is rough and tough!”
“Turquoise?” I enquire
“Turquoise… (pauses to reflect)…turquoise is like dancing!”
So there you have it – colour theory through the eyes of a child.
And while we are on the subject of children’s art, I have to share Isabella’s doodles of “what we do” – this was in the middle (spot Chloe the cat).
Oh so sweet…
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