So, we spent time with these same young relatives this past September during our family reunion in Florida. Our great-nephew (henceforth known as "GN" because I'm too lazy ((make that too poor a typist)) to keep on calling him by that awkward word combo) celebrated his birthday while we were there and had asked for art supplies. BINGO! I could hardly have had more fun than I did with that request; GN received the kind of art supply kit I would have loved having as a child.
Then for Christmas I sent GN a pop-up book on Hokusai's Wave* - a double whammy - art and paper engineering.
And I have to admit as the years have gone on, I have wondered if any of the Greats would wind up trying to engineer their own pop-up art.
Today that question was answered.
Here is the thank you letter we received from GN:
Don't you just love the way children take in information and then turn it around and filter it through their own minds and talents. Our young, seven-year-old GN is a in a gifted program in school so I find the way he uses information fascinating.
*The photograph of the book was found on: