I'm fascinated by the art of little people and I came across a blog today that has a wonderful collaboration of portraits between a Mum and her 4 year old daughter.
Professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her 4-year-old daughter on a series of wonderful drawings that pass back and forther between mother and daugher until reaching an always unexpected final form. Each drawing begins with Hendricks drawing a detailed retro-ish head, after which her daughter snatches away the sketchbook to create rudimentary body (or animal!) parts as well as other random details. Afterward Hendricks goes back in to polish things up a bit and behold: dinosaur women, slug ladies, and beaver astronauts are born. Of the collaboration Hendricks shares:
"Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body!” but usually she would ignore theses suggestions if it didn’t fit in with what she already had in mind. But since I am a grownup and a little bit (okay a lot) of a perfectionist, I sometimes would have a specific idea in mind as I doodled my heads. Maybe she could make this into a bug! I’d think happily to myself as I sketched, imagining the possibilities of what it could look like. So later, when she’d doodle some crazy shape that seemed to go in some surrealistic direction, or put a large circle around the creature and filled the WHOLE THING in with marker, part of my brain would think, What is she DOING?!? She’s just scribbling it all up! But I should know that in most instances, kids’ imaginations way outweigh a grownup’s, and it always ALWAYS looked better that what I had imagined. ALWAYS."
I've done a few with Tilly over the years and its fun. The drawings are in the other computer... but I may add some tomorrow.
My bags are packed and everything is ready to go... I just need to have my hair cut tomorrow.
I miss my Dad, he died in tragic circumstances some years ago.
He is still the most talented man I have known. He was a composer, a musician, and he made the most beautiful things from miniature steam engines to beautiful guitars.
Happy Fathers Day my Dad.
Our big day was yesterday with a family gathering and today was just a little quieter. Home made hamburgers for the big Grandies and their parents.
I spent most of the day doing paper work and editing. Ugggg. I feel the panic rising. Its so easy to make a mistake.
Despite fighting the urge, I ended up packing Keith's case even though he's not meeting me for 3 weeks. He forgets to put important things in like!!!!!! well I'll just leave it there.
Its also Wattle Day today. Everything is covered in yellow until the next rain comes.
This is the symbol of Australia. Our National Flower.
On Wattle Day
On bushes and trees on the first day of Spring The nesting songbirds chirp and whistle and sing In the darkness of midnight as the rain drizzled down The Goddess of Spring she crept into town The Spring has arrived in Australia for her three months stay On the first of September known as Wattle Day The rain in the morning gave way to sunshine And the rest of the day may be sunny and fine The wattle trees cloaked in their bright yellow flowers They came to bloom in late Winter in the rain driven showers With the arrival of Spring an abundance of green And wildflowers known to some as weeds everywhere to be seen The mealaleucas in their blooms of pink to gray For beauty compete with the wattles on Wattle Day.
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Carolyn Foley I am a high school Heath & Design Technology teacher, married with three children, all young adults.
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