i think my daughter may be showing signs of artistic talent - i'm just posting out of interest and to get other people's perspective, i don't have anything invested in her being 'gifted' - although i would like to recognise her skill so i can nurture it, she's perfect to me anyway!
she has just turned three a couple weeks ago and her drawings seem pretty far ahead of that age to me. for the last two or three months she has been drawing people with arms, legs, head, hair, fingers, buttons if they are wearing a jacket, earrings and eyebrows. in the last few weeks she has really raised her game and a couple of drawings she's just done really surprised me. the first was a drawing of a cat who comes to our garden - she drew him head on, with his body coming up and backwards behind him and his legs on either side - ie foreshortened, if that's the correct word. basically it looked like a cat ACTUALLY LOOKS when he's coming towards you. in the foreground she drew an ellipse for his food bowl. the other drawing she did this evening just blew my mind and actually freaked me out a little. she told me she was going to draw piglet's balloon (from the pooh books) and when she showed me her drawing i actually felt spooked - she didn't have the book to draw from, but the shape was EXACTLY that of piglet's balloon in the book! i couldn't have conveyed it better if i'd traced it.
i don't have any three year olds to compare her to, but it seems like this is not the norm - does anyone else have a child who is artistically gifted? are there particular ways i can help her access this talent? like i said, i don't mind if she's gifted or not, i love her for whoever she is, but i want to be able to support her if that's what she needs.
thanks for reading!