Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A few things that made me happy, laugh and smile over the last few days.

Firstly, Dexter's art always makes me smile and swell up with pride!
Let's kick this off with his home made badge which I think is fantastic and he carried it off so well.
Seriously I am a piece of art and I am, Fragile Do Not Drop!
I completely agree and love how he thought of it.
Chimney Sweep by Dexter, Aged 9
I love the pastel colours he used and the geometric style of the shapes.  Guess what, I think he is great!
Smoking like a chimney
Dexter saw me take this wonder if it inspired the above picture?
Need to ask him as I only found the drawing he did this morning when he asked me to take it out of his bag before we rushed out to go to school!
Alice through an i-phone
Pictures 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 are from my i-phone, the rest are using my Olympus Pen.

Lightening by Dexter, aged 9.
Just asked Dexter what this was of and he said Lightening.  As soon as he said, I could absolutely see it.  He is such a clever boy!
David Bowie Hates You but why?
paper & sissors

Nudist trees
Tree with a lady garden
Tree and Elephants trunk!




  1. Dexter is a really talented artist for his age. I love the neat things you find cracking up at the nudist trees

  2. Thank you for the compliments on Dexter, I am one very proud Mummy and love the things he does.

    Glad the nudist trees make you laugh too.

  3. what a fantastic little artist you have there, fabulous drawings! and those tree pics are so LOL funny, thanks for sharing!

  4. What talent!
    And Alice through an iphone is Cool!!

  5. I sure hope to own an iPhone, too. It just had great applications.

    BTW - that huge table and chairs set looked awesome!

  6. Wow, his drawing is FANTASTIC! I love the way he did the clouds especially. where is that Alice photo taken? Looks like a cool exhibit.

  7. Dexter's drawing is actually even nicer in person as the colours pop and the clouds are grey charcoal so are even nicer. I am going to get it framed. I keep his best work in an art portfolio and have done since he was a baby.

    The Alice shot was taken at the Modern Art Gallery in Edinburgh where I took Dexter and his pal Joseph on Saturday afternoon. They went equipped with drawing pad and pencil as I thought it would be a different thing for him to do with a friend. Then after that we came home to eat and watch Austin Powers, the boys choice of film. It was a good day.

  8. You must be having a great parenting journey with such a talented boy! But looking at your art, I suspect we know where that talent comes from.

    Now I need to google Olympus pen!

  9. Caution Flag, I am so touched by what you have said, thank you so much. I love everything about Dexter, and both my husband and I see that he has huge creative talents, way more than either Anders or I and we are both having such a great time exploring it with Dexter. Sometimes I think it is Dexter teaching us with regards to art as he encourages us to think in different ways.

  10. Love Dexter's badge and artwork. he is quite talented. Love the nude tree shot too.

  11. Dexter makes me giggle - he's like your partner in crime and I love seeing what he's up to.

  12. Your son's art is really interesting. Definitely an artist.

    And the trees are funny!


  13. wow, what a creative kid! and what a cool exhibit at the galley

  14. Oh my gosh! That badge has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen!

  15. That tree with lady parts....umm...wow...I admit I love it. And that kid is way too cool for school - I need one of those homemade badges too. Great pics.

  16. Ha, ha, ha, I am glad that you all like the Nudist Trees and that they are causing quite a stir!!! I am also really chuffed that you think my lovely Dexter's artwork is great, I do too, but then I am his Mum, he really does blow me away with what he comes out with and what he sees.