2011-10-17

Because of digressing

Thanks folks for all the support and compliment on April's drawing in my earlier entry. No, she was chosen, her two other classmastes were chosen to win the prize from Astro XTY. And yes, she was upset.

I gave her a hug to comfort her. When she was ok, I talked to her more, I found out that her drawing was failed because of disgressing.

The subject is A Summer Vacation with DaYang (XTY's icon). Both her two classmates drew a human in the pictures. If only she had drawn a human in the picture, she could win too. But, she said, "Butterflies also can have summer vacation with DaYang right? Can't they just imagine this is a cartoon world?" I couldn't deny on her logic.
Picture was taken at Papa's Birthday Celebration on September 2011
Anyway, I took this opportunity to explain to her that it is very important to follow the subject and topic closely, be it in drawing, writing or speaking. In most exams, we can't afford to go out  of topic, especially in essay writing.

I have taken a look on the winning drawings, all the winners have done a fairly good job too, I reckoned.

22 comments:

  1. Do not despair.. Failure is the mother of success though I don't see April's case as a failure. She's got talent in drawing, that's for sure!

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  2. As they grow, they learn from mistakes.. we adults too!
    No problem about that.. more mistakes, more awareness... your girl looks smart!

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  3. But her drawing was really nice! Tell her not to give up and upset.. Try again! ;)

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  4. Please tell her April, uncle Eugene here will always be cheering up for her in her next and more competitions to come,,,, and I am sure she could win more in the near future...

    Dear April, sometimes it is good to fail,cos when that happens,we learn to be better,,,,now give your mommy a big big hug for her support is unwavering and never ending

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  5. April is creatively correct... butterflies can have summer vacations too. Anyway, she is already a winner in our eyes :)

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  6. Yup, we hv to stick to the competition's theme on every contest, tht's the rule tht nvr chance in century... no matter how good your drawing is, they can just forfeit u without further notice. Don't worry, it's good to learn frm her experience.

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  7. That is so sad... I think April's art is so beautiful. Tell April by doing her best is good enough already. Even in the face of failure you gain something; may not be what you want, but it's probably what you need. =)

    Cheers,
    Venie

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  8. Doing out of topic is a big no-no, and you have explained that well to your daughter. She's learning and will be more alert in her future test/exam/contest.

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  9. Win or lose doesn't matter... We learn during the process!~~~
    Of course, winning is bonus...

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  10. It's not the winning or losing that matters, it's the trying and the learning that goes with it. I think kids should be left to interpret the drawing prompt their way and it should be judged upon creativity, like what she did with her drawing.

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  11. well, there's always win and lose during competitions.. next time, she will work closer to the subject topic and with all her heart, sure she will have the glory day.. :)

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  12. Try again April. Hope she is feeling happy again. Mummy explained to her really well. Honestly, I'm really impressed with her drawing skills. I wish Gwen could draw like April one day.

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  13. She is quite close not bad at all. Sorry to hear that try again now that she knows the reason why so will have to be more careful in future.

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  14. In my opinion, she did well in her drawing. It doesn't matter if she win or lose. Most importantly is the learning process :)

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  15. It's ok. She has done a good job too.. hugs to April.

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  16. Art is very subjective hence I always don't like it when we have to judge a person's artwork. Each of them have their own story on why they produce such artwork and April is very imaginative with her butterfly story. She did a great job and deserves a BIG BIG hug!

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  17. April did her very best job! Hugs from me here.

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  18. It's expected that she will get upset. But lucky for her to have a very caring mother. Your hugs and consolation is good enough. She will be fine soon. She is one creative and imaginative girl!

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  19. April is absolutely right! The judges are just too square to see things through the eyes of a child. Tell April she is already a winner by being more creative than the nom! She dare to be different. I said BRAVO!

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  20. I scrolled down to search for the pic that your girl drew. I was amazed by her drawing.Instead of human, animals or insects also can have their own summer vacation...Kudos to her creative thinking!

    **Blog Hopping from Angeline's blog. Anyway, would like to say Hello to you!

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  21. Yes, it's a good life lesson for her. It's just like writing essays for exam or giving exact answers to non-essay type questions.

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  22. I think her drawing is BEAUTIFUL for someone so young and it makes total sense for a vacation idea. I think it's the whole judging system that's killing creativity! art is supposed to be creative. Great job she's done!

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