The sky was painted in shades of gray as the rain washed the stones on the patio. Inside, the fireplace burned brightly creating warm tones. Out came the Disney Princess crayons, fat enough for little hands. Eyes opened wide. "Grandma, do you have paper?" With excitement, the toddler entered the creativity zone.
The first stroke produced a curved line. With permission from the young artist, Grandma added leaves. Sierra decided to color them in with bright tones of spring. Then, she added grass. The flower needed petals so Grandma made a large one and Sierra reproduced it in a smaller size. The daisy was now ready to stand against the rain that was coming down outside.
"What does your picture make you think of, Sierra?" She replied, "A rainy day." "Shall we write a poem?" A quizzical look appeared on the little face. Her thoughts about a rainy day were verbally woven together. Grandma wrote them down and added the word chasing. Since blue is one of Sierra's favorite colors, the poem ended with that thought and a few more strokes of blue.
sparked by crayoned thoughts-
touch of spring
It's Slice of Life Tuesday this first day of June. My blog post is offered to Two Writing Teachers with permission from my little budding artist-poet.