Lately on eb's blog I've been bowled over by the rich illustrations she's making in her visual journal. I decided to give it a try in mine this morning, but what to draw? Why not one of the little punks? I sat in front of my computer screen and did a partial contour drawing with a mechanical pencil. Then I went over it with ink, nib, and brush.
I always love the way you start out drawing something and it turns into something else entirely. I love the way a brand new person is formed with their very own story to tell. Well. I mean if you don't know what you're doing that happens. And like my favorite new paper genius says: Aqui Esta Voila!
I like what Katie wrote in a recent post: I use my camera when I want to capture the "realness" of something.
In that vein I am going to go invent another whole new person RIGHT NOW!
Just as soon as I finish with show & tell.
The coffee klatch was in full swing yesterday. Chris came by with the world's largest bag filled with shoeboxes. Now every kid will have a box of their very own! She also brought some really fabulous supplies. I am chomping at the bit to get to school tomorrow and go Lookee Here!!! And I can't wait to hear them squeal like a litter of baby pigs.
Next up: I demonstrate the healing powers of a Calcium Enriched Martini. This is not a joke.