Elijah does most of his art fresh out of his head. He has an amazing imagination. I'm constantly coming across something he drew and saying "Wow!". I found a couple more pictures of his that I had set aside:
This one I just came across and was wow-ed. When I caught him later and asked what it was he said it was a puzzle. You were supposed to look at the picture and the items in the circles and check the one that was missing in the picture. The circles are: bones (with the check), heart, blood (notice it is blue and red), and brain. I don't know where he came up with that. He's seen it in some of our books but those have been packed away for months. Yeah, I don't know... it just blows me away.
This one is a picture of a Chickadee (as written up top) that Elijah copied the features from a photo online. Elijah came to me one morning and said we should go outside and look for chickadees in our trees. I asked him what a chickadee looked like, he didn't know so we looked it up online. We ended up on a cool website that had photos and recordings of their sounds. Elijah then trotted off and decided to draw a chickadee picture and then wrote about it underneath. "Small blackcapped with black bib. Habitat is trees and shurbs"