These pictures give an insight into the mind of a Nature Kid - a young child growing up surrounded by nature and permaculture.
Take a look at these pictures drawn recently by my little boy who turned three in April. He only recently started taking an interest in drawing and now he loves it - I mean page after page after page.
This series of drawings was done in one sitting. Each picture has an amazingly in-depth story. I understand what they all mean because I sat with him and listened to his active commentary while he was drawing, or sometimes I asked him extra questions when he'd finished. I was astounded at the depth of detail he was describing, and the absolute focus he had on places in nature and the wildlife that surrounds him (real and imaginary!).
|Monty loves playing in mud and watching other animals play in the lake below our house. The sticks and mudzone are an obvious feature for him.|
He has grown up in an ecovillage spending a lot of time outdoors, in natural spaces, down at the river, around lakes, in the permaculture garden, at community gardens, playing in muddy puddles, watching wildlife - that is his daily reality. These pictures represent some of what he thinks about.
|Rocks for rock hopping in the little river near our place.|
|This drawing Monty did as he told the story of a large creature called Jaca who met a little beetle and a snake (his story).|
|The baby sea urchin looking for it's mummy.|
|An underwater creature - perhaps in the lake below our house.|
|Monty is super excited about Grandad's boat - a wooden trailer sailer he is restoring. We hope to go sailing in it later this year in the Gippsland Lakes.|
|My little nature boy (it's actually hard to find a picture with his clothes on that I can share here!) - the river is his favourite place.|
|He loves the beach and ocean too.|