“Early drawings are often described as ‘scribbles,’ a term which should not undermine the importance of this creative stage. Repeated drawing experiences help a very young child to learn that the mark on the page is a response to their own body (finger, hand, arm) actions.” ~ Art Not Craft: The Process of Learning Creatively
First fireworks by Immy, February 2011 – you can read more about the impetus for this drawing here.
Fireworks #2, June 14, 2011. A huge cardboard sheet is covered in hundreds of small, swirling shapes, declared to be fireworks by Immy. Fireworks appear to have entered Immy’s drawings again as a result of watching the animated movie, Tangled.
Fireworks #3, June 18, 2011. Another oversized sheet of cardboard. This time it appears the fireworks have tails added.
Fireworks #4, June 22, 2011. Seemingly out of nowhere, a cross shape appears and then small lines are drawn radiating from the centre point. A more conventional fireworks representation (at least from an adult perspective) has developed with time and opportunity and observation.
It is important that as adults we see beyond the scribbles, you never know what might come out of them.