Developmental psychology fascinates me and I’m surrounded by it.  A few months ago, Lana found an old printed picture of a castle I had.  She drew it and her interpretation fascinates me.  It is simple.  It is correct in certain details and terribly incorrect in others.

I have been slowly scanning in a kid drawing or two and putting them up on a rambling, flow-of-consciousness blog[1][2] for some reason.  Perhaps for posterity.  Perhaps out of vanity about my children’s artistic potential.  Perhaps because it seems worthwhile to pump fun, happy pictures onto the Internet — in contrast to the negative images that often plague the Web.

These two images are worth more commentary and broader audience.  Here’s the castle, printed:

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

Lana’s:

Neuschwanstein Castle, drawn by Lana

Castle drawn by Lana based on the above

Neurons are firing, forms and patterns and ideas are connecting and expressing.  Do kids see everything as a Dr. Seuss fun-house?

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