Sunday, January 31, 2010

What was she thinking?

 
It seems my kids seem to get into the most trouble when I am on the telephone.  A few weeks ago after being on the telephone for awhile, I turned around and was shocked to see my 2 year old sporting a new haircut that she had given herself..    I couldn't believe she cut her hair!  I couldn't decide if I should laugh or cry.  In the meantime while Amelia was getting in trouble, her older brother was pretty quite.  I kept asking him why he didn't tell me she was doing it.  As I kept looking at her new do, I realized that there was no way a 2 year old could have cut their hair so short, especially in the back.   Come to find out, Fischer, her older brother did it!  So of course, I said "What were you thinking?"  I never got an answer to that one.
I found this weeks challenge at Mixed Media Monday very difficult.  I almost didn't do the challenge.  I had a hard time trying to illustrate my story.  I made so many different sketches of it and nothing was working.  My brain kind of hurt on this one!  Initially I had a boy and a girl in the drawing but I couldn't get it to work right.   I'm still not totally happy with it, but sometimes you just have to move on.  Not everything works out.
I included a before and after picture of Amelia.  She looks like a little Dutch boy now.  No tears were shed on my part, it's only hair.  Luckily though, it will grow back.


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20 comments:

indybev said...

I'm smiling! She looks sweet before AND after, and your sketch is adorable! Thanks for sharing a slice of your life!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is fantastic and made me smile.
Gorgeous.

Anni's Art said...

I think she wants a new hairstyle, very sweet.

johanna said...

terrific!! what a great collage!!

Hermine said...

Gorgeous collage

joanna said...

Great piece!

landileroux said...

I love your artwork. Hopefully you will all be able to laugh about it once the hair grows back.

WrightStuff said...

I think the new cut suits her! Perhaps your son will be a hairdresser when he's older. I think your illustration is very cute. It's funny how you always know your children are up to mischief when they grow quiet!!

Michelle said...

Very cute! I had a similar incident with my 5 yo and his 3 yo cousin. "What were they thinking?" Nothing! They were just playing!

Diane said...

I love, love, love it!! My son did the same thing--but after his "bangs" were all sheared off, he went into the sweater that he was wearing, and yes you illustrated it perfectly!!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Very great piece.
Big smile!!!

Martina2801 said...

Funny interpretation of the theme! Wonderful!

Diane said...

Oh, Tammy what a story! That's one thing I escaped with my children - although we did have a chewing gum in hair incident, grin! Who knows, Fischer might grow up to be a fabulous hair stylist! I think you did a wonderful job of illustrating the situation - and after all, Amelia did get the blame initially, LOL.

Buffy said...

Such a cute story,thanks for sharing,she's adorable either way. but I would have cried but then again it is kinda funny. Perfect story and art for the theme!

Marleen said...

I know a girl who did this too hahaha ;)

Your piece is real great and so funny!!

Shelle said...

i think your sketch is perfect...and I do love her new hair do....I've lost count the number of times I've been thru this!

Rhonda said...

Love your piece and your little cutie is precious, love her new hairdo! I remember going through this with my girls - funny we all have an inner desire to be hairdressers! Cheers!

Rein said...

Love this, great collage!

Yvonne said...

Great idea, great collage.

Janny said...

Great piece of work;o)

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