Ever since she was able to hold a crayon, marker or paint brush in her hand, 8 year-old Ella has loved to draw. I have an over-flowing scrapbook filled with the little treasures she has made me over the years that graced the front of my fridge before being tucked away between the covers of the spiral bound book. I’m pretty confident that her parent’s could open an art supply store given all that they have purchased to keep Ella content with this hobby. She never goes into the family car (or mine for that matter) without a notepad and sketchbook in hand and next to reading, drawing is one of her favourite past-times.
So why I never thought of doing this before now, given all the sugar cookies I have made is beyond me. I had some extra cookies in the freezer and with Ella spending part of her summer vacation with us this week I decided to just frost them with white royal icing and let her go to town with the edible food colouring markers.
This post is compliments of my grand-daughter Ella and her cookie artwork below depicts just some of her favourite things.
She is a little obsessed with birds right now and I think she is hoping to get one for her birthday next month!
Ella still does not eat many of my sugar cookies. Most times she will just take a taste and give the rest to her little sister Sophie who has no trouble making them disappear! While she may not eat the cookies, Miss Ella has discovered that she does love to draw on them so I’ll have to remember to always have a few frosted with white royal icing waiting in the freezer for her visits.