The focus of Miles's artwork can be...well, inspiring, yes, but also unexpected.
Shuffling through the bundle of papers he brought home from school, Miles excitedly showed Jaclyn and I a picture he had drawn. "Look!" he said, pointing as he explained (mostly to Jaclyn). "That's you and that's Daddy and that's a smiley face and that's from when you got married!" The piece in question. The "when … Continue reading Year 5, Day 314
"Daddy?" Miles asked as soon as I came downstairs this morning. "Can I have some glue?" I didn't know what this was all about, but I was certain it was too early for it. "Why do you need glue?" I asked. He directed my attention to an art project he was working on. Yes, his … Continue reading Year 5, Day 282
In keeping with the spookiest season of the year, Miles brought this drawing home from school today: I have no idea what this monstrosity is, but I sure as hell hope it isn't "something he sees in his room at night."
"Look what Miles made," Jaclyn said. "It's a flower."
A Portrait of Mommy - Miles Martin, 2022. Chalk on concrete.
I can't stress enough just how essential sidewalk chalk is for parents of small children.
When Miles awoke this morning, he immediately issued a decree. "Mommy! I wanna go to the ice cream shop!" We found his demand to be fair, if slightly unreasonable at 7:00 am, and so we promised that, at the end of the day, we would all go get ice cream. Miles was delighted. So delighted, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 143
Miles got suspiciously quiet for a few minutes this afternoon. I soon discovered that he had been hard at work on an art installation.
Miles has brought a few art projects home from school at this point, but today's was the first one he was visibly proud of. He held it up for me when I arrived at daycare tonight, and I asked him what it was. "Apple!" he replied, pointing at the colored cutouts affixed to the paper. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 225