3.16.2006

Ava Thursday: Tiny Book


"It's a book about love," Ava tells me.

This is the cover to this teeny, tiny book that Ava drew and cut out yesterday. It really should be the back, because of the way the book opens, but no, it's the cover, Ava insists.


"So what does the inside of the book say?" I ask her.

"I don't know." And for some reason I'm not surprised. I do know that that's a person holding a bouquet of balloons.


This is the back of the book. She tells me that this is where it says who wrote it. In this case, it says "Ava" and "Ezra."

Boy, that girl needs a manicure.

10 comments:

  1. That's a lot of love coming out of such a tiny book...

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  2. Another week, another great Ava Thursday. Love the fact that Ava is displaying the work herself and sharing each page with us.

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  3. Ava must have been chinese in pass life, old chinese books opens that way. :) cute, i love it.

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  4. How delightful, and the asian-influenced format shows us that Ava is growing up with a healthy appreciation of other cultures :-)

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  5. i'm not getting over here as much as i would like - crazy! ava - so cute! this is a great example of how secure she is with herself, still after you questioning her about the front or back cover she still says what she believes! LOVE that!

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  6. as a kindergarten teacher, i must say that i adore this tiny book and the way that you captured it in this series of photos. what a sweet memory. what a sweet portrayal.

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  7. Thanks. EllyJane! I thought about scanning the little book, but I felt that you wouldn't get a sense of just how little it was. So I decided to have Ava hold it out in front of me and I'd photograph it -- she got a little miffed with me, however, because I wanted to get it just right. All the shots were turning out blurry. But these were the best.

    Thanks, guys for your comments. And yes, Jan, that girl of ours is pretty headstrong when it comes to her art.

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  8. In the words of Bachelard "The cleverer I am at miniaturizing the world, the better I possess it. But in doing this, it must be understood that values become condensed and enriched in miniature." Looks like Ava understand this, and I'm sure she's never read Bachelard. To bad we loose this sense with age. Your kids are so darn creative, I love it. It is a shame that age, wisdom, and money do nothing but complicate the creative act. Let's all create like children create...from the heart.

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  9. Oh my GOD! She is the most gorgeous girl on the face of the planet! :)

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