When children are invited to step into a relationship with an object, they begin to see, think and wonder. Their senses are captivated and their minds and hearts are engaged. Observational drawing allows children to slow down and develop skills for looking closely and communicating what they see and think. Our Atelierista invited the children to explore leaf observational drawing. They began to capture the shapes, lines, dots and holes in the leaves that were displayed. “My leaf has many lines” exclaimed a child, “My leaf has holes, this could be the eyes” exclaimed another child.