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August 30, 2013 11:59 AM   Subscribe

Collaborating with a 4-year Old -- Mother and daughter share a sketchbook, make magic.
posted by neroli (24 comments total) 90 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would like to relive my entire childhood with a mother like this, please.

Thanks.
posted by MoxieProxy at 12:04 PM on August 30, 2013 [6 favorites]


Such a great idea and I love what they came up with. Thanks for sharing.
posted by meta87 at 12:06 PM on August 30, 2013


Very cool. Great find.
posted by sharpener at 12:13 PM on August 30, 2013


Love it. Thanks for sharing!!!
posted by ramix at 12:13 PM on August 30, 2013


Coolest mom in the universe. This is the costume she is making (presumably) said daughter: C3PO.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:17 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cute! I like how similar their personalities seem to be, with either one squabbling over the other's design choices.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:22 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


OMG THOSE DRAWINGS ARE FREAKING AWESOME.
posted by nushustu at 12:29 PM on August 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


The concept and execution are both just lovely.
posted by saul wright at 12:30 PM on August 30, 2013


OMG SQUEEE
posted by odinsdream at 12:42 PM on August 30, 2013


These are amazing and delightful. Thanks for sharing.
posted by New England Cultist at 12:42 PM on August 30, 2013


Love love love. Reminds me of The Monster Engine but more personal.
posted by Gorgik at 1:01 PM on August 30, 2013


Fantastic, would buy. A++
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:15 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I didn't expect to love these, but i really do. They're so whimsical and fun and touching.
posted by nevercalm at 1:41 PM on August 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yes, I liked them a lot more than I expected to as well. I am seriously thinking of purchasing this one.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 1:55 PM on August 30, 2013


This makes me so happy! I appreciate the mom sharing her initial hesitation and the back-and-forth, it makes the story so much fuller than just "look how cute our collaborations are!"
posted by radioamy at 2:53 PM on August 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


I bought the couple space beavers!
posted by c'mon sea legs at 5:01 PM on August 30, 2013


This really helped set the tone for my Friday evening. Thank you ver much for the post!
posted by starscream at 5:10 PM on August 30, 2013


Dude. I just had a Picasso Moment. Thanks.
posted by Valued Customer at 5:17 PM on August 30, 2013


Yeah, these are pretty fabulous. Just reading the text alone you could get the impression that it might be false flattery/rationalization, but the kid's additions really do make the pieces stronger.
posted by vegartanipla at 5:23 PM on August 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sharing drawings like this has been one of the best things about parenting for me. And this captures all of it perfectly.

I suck at drawing though, so the results aren't quite as good.
posted by geek anachronism at 5:26 PM on August 30, 2013


Yes, this should be a book. I would buy it. This is awesome.
posted by limeonaire at 10:58 AM on August 31, 2013


I don't know if I would have had the grace to share. I'm pretty possessive of anything I'm creating. I probably would just have bought her a similar sketchbook.

I'm not disagreeing that kids can be creative but in general I am not that enthused about cooing over what they do while they are learning to draw, other than to encourage them and note when they are improving. But that's me.
posted by emjaybee at 1:01 PM on August 31, 2013


For an similar example of adult/child collaboration, check out Axe Cop. The art is adult, the storyline by the child. Some of the best ones are the early ones, where Ethan (the child) is at his youngest and the plots are just all over the damn place.
posted by mfu at 8:31 AM on September 3, 2013


emjaybee: " I'm not disagreeing that kids can be creative but in general I am not that enthused about cooing over what they do while they are learning to draw, other than to encourage them and note when they are improving. But that's me."

I have no children of my own. Neither do I have nieces, nephews, young cousins, or offspring-of-friends-with-whom-I-spend-time, so I'm pretty sure my response isn't coming from a place of "cooing" over what they do. I found the artwork in the post genuinely delightful and hope the blogger posts more.
posted by Lexica at 6:29 PM on September 7, 2013


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