Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Domesticity

looking

at my reflection

wondering

wonderingwhat comes next?

at home.

my home.

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I am running out of #bacolod #treats! Lol. This is cheese tart, its salty and sweet. I prefer the sweet caramel tart, but this is good too. Bacolod is such a nice, foodie place to visit. I'll be back someday, for now, I'll enjoy what's left of the pasalubong by #gamerchef.
Can I take this machine home? Lol. #coffee
Sesame cookies are good also. I should've made tea or coffee to go with this. But rainy day hunger pangs are demanding. Lol. Wish I made #gamerchef get more #bacolod #treats. Now I understand why people fly out with boxes full of treats.
#gamerchef just bought a small pack of this caramel tart from #bacolod. It is sooo good! Its gonna be gone soon and I sooo want more of it! I love these #treats and sweets.
I have a collaborative art project with the little one. Forgive my atrocious drawings, I am not skilled enough for this. Lol. She went through her first coloring book in less than a week then refused to color what's left. She kept on handing me her crayons also, so I guessed she wanted me to color with her. I decided on a little experiment, I left a few drawings in her sketch pad almost every night to see what she will do with it in the morning. Now she has a morning ritual of coloring in her sketch pad. I want to take a video but that usually distracts her from whatever she is doing. I just let her color undisturbed. She grips her crayons the way an adult grips a pen or pencil, I wonder if we should get her the regular-sized crayons to help her with her fine motor skills. I know a lot of people find a parent's fascination with their children's artworks ridiculous. I get it, these works are not beautiful in a traditional sense. But I have to say that its beauty is not just due to parental sentiments. If you consider this from a physical and neurological standpoint, it is quite amazing. Babies start to see in high contrast, about a feet in distance. In a few short months it would quickly develop into seeing colors and seeing from across the room. Then they will begin to see the tiniest details in a fast-moving object. In coloring, I wonder what motivates then to choose one color over the other? Is it by chance or by choice? Another thing to consider is the fine motor skills they swiftly develop in a few short months and years. They start out with uncontrolled gross motor skills, until they can walk and make movements like pointing. Then fine-motor skills come next, such as in self-feeding and in this case, coloring. Really fascinating stuff that goes beyond the teary, maternal sentiment. Will keep on going with this. Though I would appreciate some suggestions on how to encourage and develop this project. #babyart #babyplay #babynarratives
Baby and Mommy rainy day shenanigans. She loves the weather song from play school so much. Too bad no classes today. #babynarratives
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