Ian the artist

For Valentine’s Day, Ian used crayons to create valentines for his family. This was his first time using crayons, and to be honest I’m shocked he was able to put marks down. Usually at about 18 months is when the “scribbling” stage of art develops (scribbles in a circular motion.) I figured he was a while away before being able to put all of the steps together to get a mark on the paper. Sure, most of them are by chance and strategic placing of the paper and he didn’t make very MANY marks (he’s a minimalist, I think.)

First, the artist chooses a medium:

Next, he explores his color options by looking, throwing and tasting:

Finally, the artist carefully and meticulously chooses where to place his first marking:

Ian’s more of a performance artist: