Wilf loves drawing, he has been 'mark making' from as long as he was old enough to hold a crayon in his chubby little baby hands. There was a time when he realised that he loved delegating even more than he loved drawing and Tom and I were forced to draw endless cats for him on his demand, 'more cats! more cats!'.
A couple of months back he drew this, I'm sure it was just a massive fluke but to me that looks like a face right? With a crown on top? So I snapped it on my phone to record the time my just gone two year old drew a princess…although when pressed he said it was sheep sooo..
I love this picture the most so far of all of Wilf's creations as it's the first one that actually looks like something, be as it may that might just be my interpretation! Whilst most drawings at Wilf's age are mostly 'mark making' I think it's a real moment when you find one with a recognisable 'picture' and that's why I chose this one that matters the most to me.
I think it's brilliant that the theme of this competition is illustration. Art has played such a massive part in my life for as long as I can remember and I love doing creative things with Wilf (even if our crafting sessions pretty much consist of him gluing everything on top of each other and painting over it).
John Lewis have just launched their 'what matters most' competition. All you need to do is take a picture of a drawing of your child's favourite thing and submit it here (along with their name, age and your contact details). The four lucky winners of the competition will get their child's drawing recreated by the artist Emily Woodard.
The competition closes at 10am on the 24th of April.
To view the full T&C's on the comp take a peek here.
If you do enter why not leave a link in the comment below too? I'd love to see your entries!
this post is in association with John Lewis