In January, Maya graduated from the primary level art class to the junior level class. This is the class that Milo is in until he moves up in September. Until now, they have come home with projects that were very different from each other and we were able to appreciate each object without resorting to comparisons. Now that they are in the same class we have a challenge. Maya is getting frustrated because she holds herself to the standard set by her brother. Personally, I am just impressed by the quality of work she puts out. I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.
They are two different kids with two different sets of skills – not withstanding that there is a four year age difference between the two of them. But I can’t help but compare when the work put side by side. But how to compare is challenging. Do you go based on Maya being some sort of artistic prodigy or on the idea that Milo may not be putting out his best work/effort/motivation. It’s probably both and neither at the same time. But it does make for a challenging discussion when the work comes home and an artistic appreciation session starts. I have added my own two hours worth of work attempting to copy these photos for your enjoyment. No wonder I am a Civil Servant.