Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 21, 2012

You Better Believe

The other night Simon asked me for a pen and some paper.

This is what he drew.

Not tracing.

Looking at a picture and then drawing it.

You better believe there was a whole lot of “Simon, that is so awesome.

I think someone might need his own sketchbook.


  • 1.
    Cindy in FL said…

    That’s wonderful!! My oldest (11) is on the spectrum and art/drawing is his weakness. I call him my Mr. Spock :) Art to him is not logical and will do it in school because he HAS to. He’d rather break apart a computer. To see Simon draw like that, you probably had some big fat tears! My middle son (8) is our artist. Can draw anything, it’s amazing. Me? Well, I can draw a mean stick figure LOL. Way to go Simon!

  • 2.
    Eni said…

    a little artist! Fabulous!

  • 3.
    Vera said…

    Oh I can see his drawings in your PL in the coming weeks! :)

  • 4.
    Toni from said…

    Great job Simon!

  • 5.
    Bernice said…

    My goodness that’s amazing!

  • 6.
    Benita said…

    You are one lucky mom :)

  • 7.
    Jenni Hufford said…

    WOW that is so awesome! go simon!!!

  • 8.
    Ilona said…

    Hey, there is a little artist growing! Amazing!

  • 9.
    Melly B said…

    They are fantastic. What a great talent to have discovered. A sketch book for your upcoming travels maybe. :)

  • 10.
    dawn said…

    Tell Simon he did great on them!! WAY TO GO SIMON!! Love this for you and for him Ali!!

    My Sam has been drawing a little bit more too, he’s a lefty with a crooked thumb so he hates holding pencils for to long.

  • 11.
    emily said…

    Great job,Simon

  • 12.
    Janet K said…

    Those are AWESOME!!! What a great job Simon!!!

  • 13.
    Leora Henkin said…

    That is so cool! And great job capturing the photo! Simon has a great mom!

  • 14.
    Bev W. said…

    Yep, that is definitely Greg and Rowley!

  • 15.
    Les Vrolyk said…

    That boy’s got talent just like his mom!!! Those pictures are totally awesome!

  • 16.
    Jamie said…

    :) Go Simon!

  • 17.
    Ellie A. said…

    THAT is SO AWESOME! :) Go Simon!!

  • 18.
    Amy DM said…

    Wow! He inherited some of your artistic ability for sure! It is so great to see him engaged in his own project and doing a great job too.

  • 19.
    Kelli Moss said…

    It’s clear that creativity is in no short supply at your house. Way to go Simon!

  • 20.
    Helen said…

    wonderful, just wonderful.

  • 21.
    kdanielson said…

    That is amazing, what a great addition to week in the life.

  • 22.
    heidig said…

    Wow, incredible! You go Simon!

  • 23.
    gladdie said…

    Ali, It is a wonder to me to watch our children grow and become, well… themselves, with all these surprise talents popping up along the way. Life is Good! (wonder where I have heard that before?)

  • 24.
    Jenny A said…

    Awesome Simon!

  • 25.
    Gabi said…

    Simon, you are awesome!

  • 26.
    Dawn Ritchie said…

    I can honestly say one of the best gifts I *ever* received when I was growing up was a big pad of plain white paper. I still have it – and because I saved it for “special” drawings, it’s still got some paper left blank in it. That is awesome, Simon. Way awesome.

  • 27.
    Lynn Wigren said…

    I’d love to send Simon a sketchbook and some pencils but I understand from a privacy point of view you may not want to share your address. I’ve followed you, your career and family for a long time and I just feel like I’d like to give back a little for all you do. Email me at if you’re comfortable with the offer – will understand if you’re not.

  • 28.
    rosa m. neno said…

    I see a budding artist…awesome! See, the apple never falls far from the tree! God Bless!

  • 29.
    Lisa W. said…

    Absolutely does he need his own sketch pad…awesome SIMON:)

  • 30.
    Kris said…

    This is such a great thing. The same thing happened to my 10 year old about 6 months age. He stared drawing by looking at pictures and it really helps him occupy himself. If you can read and draw–you can always keep yourself

  • 31.
    Marie-Pierre said…

    Another AWESOME here!! Really awesome!

  • 32.
    Allison M. said…

    Great drawings!

  • 33.
    Beverly said…

    very awesome!!! his natural ability is starting to come out – to shine!

  • 34.
    Michelle L said…

    This is very cool! Definitely needs a sketchbook and maybe some colored pencils!

  • 35.
    Artsysue said…

    I love that he looks so happy doing it! I bet you have just begun this journey of masterpieces :)

  • 36.
    Ann Marie said…

    Fantastic! Will you frame them?
    My 7 yr old LOVES Diary of a Whimpy Kid too.

    GO Simon GO for sure!

  • 37.
    Melissa J said…

    SO amazing, Simon! I love Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Clearly has great taste and much talent, that boy of yours. Of course, look at his role model–the very talented Ali E.

  • 38.
    Jillc said…

    Wow! That is amazing and very cool. What a great little artist you have there!!!

  • 39.
    MelissaL88 said…

    Do you have this Diary of a Whimpy Kid book:

    It’s an interactive, do-it-yourself book. My youngest (now 11) just loved it when we got it for him a couple years ago.

    Go Simon!

  • 40.
    jennifer said…

    this is so fantastic; i’m still getting over that little lego video…how cool! this is an area of frustration for my son who is somewhat disinterested and very upset when he can’t draw things perfectly – trying to break that need for perfection… enjoy, Simon! Great job!

  • 41.
    Ellen Coker said…

    Simon your drawings are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them.

  • 42.
    Jeanne Ann said…

    Awesome! I have three talented daughters when it comes to drawing, me not so much! I love reading about Simon’s accomplishments!

  • 43.
    J Allen said…

    The secrets that each of us holds, waiting to be reviled! A new artist has been born!!

  • 44.
    Lida said…

    Wow! Simon, love your drawings. This is only the beginning. Great job.

  • 45.
    mary said…

    simon, you are an awesome kid. you can be an artist and/or a film director. way to go buddy! :)

  • 46.
    Hannie said…

    they look like from “the skimpy kid”!!! well done!

  • 47.
    Jenny Meyerson said…

    Some really great things for Simon have been happening. So happy for both of you. Awesome.

  • 48.
    Kendra said…

    Holy Cow! Those look just like the illustartions in the book!! Way to go Simon!

  • 49.
    Cecilia said…


  • 50.
    Paula said…

    Too cool Simon! I love your drawings!

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