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BONUS: Child art August 20, 2010

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Art, Reader submission.
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“Happy faces.” Art by Taylor Steele. Drawn on 19 August 2010.

My friend Heather Steele sent me a message in Facebook yesterday that her two-year-old daughter had begun drawing her first “happy faces” — on the very day this blog launched! I asked if I could post them for you all to read, and she said sure, so here they are: two-year-old Taylor’s first drawings of happy faces.

I adore child art for its simplicity and its honesty, even if I have a hard time deciphering it. Heather herself seemed unsure about the subject matter of this work, but her daughter assures her these are happy faces. For me, the drawing that most resembles what we’d call a “smiley face” is on the bottom, just right of center, but the joy of creation is evident throughout the page, isn’t it?

Thanks, Heather and Taylor, for sharing the happy!



1. heather - August 20, 2010

How sweet! Thanks for sharing Taylor’s art!

Samuel Snoek-Brown - August 20, 2010

Thank Taylor for sharing it with us! 🙂

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