My 5-year-old is an artist.  She loves to color.  She loves to draw.  She loves to paint.  She loves to cut and paste.  She loves to bead.  She loves to write cards.  She loves to stamp.  And she loves to take photos.  Not only does she have her own kid-friendly camera that she uses non-stop until the batteries run out, but she also loves to grab her daddy’s iPhone and take photos on it.  She’s gotten relatively good at it (we have several photos of family members that she took that are part of our collection), but the most recent addition to her collection is particularly interesting.  It’s obvious that she blurred whatever it was that she was shooting.  BUT, the resulting image was just too beautiful to delete.  We’ve printed out a copy and framed it to put in her room and I’ve got it set as my desktop pic on my computer, too.

Makes me wonder what other gorgeous pictures she could get by purposefully blurring the image…

I’m not sure if Charlotte Mason would consider photography a ‘handicraft’, but I’m thinking that in this day and age it’s most definitely an art form!  And one that I want to encourage in my artist-of-a-daughter, too.