Today we're looking at dreamtime painting from Australia. It's a 'difficult' assignment, but one that my boy should be able to do, at least in a simplified form.
Here's some samples of dreamtime painting. This will be a three or four day project for us.
MOM... it's asking me to do something I don't know how to do. I don't even know how to think about that. So I gave him some examples about how TV shows can show someone dreaming, and how it has that fuzzy edge. So he relaxed abit but was still quite edgey.. which led us into talking about how it was so new to him, this idea of drawing an idea like a dream.
So we talked about how sometimes we need to broaden our horizons a little, to do things that normally we don't think we can do, but if we try we might do better than we think we can. It's just a matter of trying and this is the first time we are both trying to do a new type of art, and we DON"T have to do it perfectly. That in essence, he was being asked to stretch his thoughts on what art was....
MOM.... it's HARD to stretch mom. It's really hard sometimes. I don't know if I want to mom.
But then he settled, and was able to at least start. :)
Stretching is sometimes just so VERY hard to do.