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To thine own self be true...

Evie’s Self-Portrait, Highly Commended, Individual (4-7 years)

Highly Commended in the individual entry 4-7 years


Who created it?

Evie, age 5



“I am Evie and I am five and a half years-old. 

“I really like arts and crafts and spend lots of time drawing and painting pictures for mummy and daddy.

“I absolutely love animals, especially rabbits and enjoy visiting our local animal sanctuaries where I can feed the animals.

“My hobbies include Rainbows, swimming, pony-riding and singing around the house.”


My creative response

Evie’s Self-Portrait

About my creative response

“The quote made me think about myself and I wanted to draw a picture of me.

“I started by drawing my face using felt-tipped pens and decided to use bright colours because they make me feel happy and I wanted to make a happy picture.

“I used yellow for skin and purple for hair as they are different and it’s good to be different.”


When have you been ‘true to yourself’?

“I am true to myself when I am outside in the garden or forest. I like to be free to play in the mud, climb trees and play with sticks and stones. Sometimes my friends don’t understand why I like getting messy and they prefer more quiet play but that’s ok as we all like different things.”


What is your favourite Shakespeare play and why?

“My favourite Shakespeare play is A Midsummer Night's Dream because I love all the magical fairies.”