Made By Freya

The Maine is excited to share pages from Marcie Jan Bronstein’s recently published Fotoplay!, a unique prompt book for children. Each page begins with a photograph or fragments of photographs that invite the reader’s imagination to play on, play with and play off-of. Enjoy glimpses of the resulting creativity here, or visit the gallery on Marcie’s website for more.

This page was sent to me this morning from Thurgoona, NSW, Australia. It was created by Freya, age two and a half. Let’s take a moment to appreciate this: Freya has been here on planet Earth for just a couple of years… but she’s gathered enough information and skill to respond to a fraction of a photograph of an elephant, and create her own hand-drawn image to complete it. Freya’s mom, Beth, told me that this was her first completed Fotoplay page.