You encourage us all to LOOK at pictures all the time. Is it better to look and never respond?
I'm more concerned about Maia's overall change in drawing style and images that has occurred since she started kindergarten.
But I agree with my mom. Pictures ARE inspiring and take us to worlds we don't have in our own home. And it's natural to respond and interact with our world, as well as the world we find in pictures, and sometimes that means incorporating those images into our own drawings, whether by copying or using other means.