Friday, January 25, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
So this is a story about going out to the Wisconsin River. Brush up on your geography skills. The river is clearly visible in the SW quadrant of this satellite photo. So brace yourself, it's longer than usual.
PS: Jean wrote a really beautiful book about living on the river. It is called "To Thank a River." I recommend it highly.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This is a post about children's art and the art that my nephew Charlie creates.
On a recent blustery Sunday afternoon, my niece Sarah (12) and I walked up the street to my local cafe/wine bar. We were to meet up with her family who had gone cross-country skiing.
Once they arrived, we took a large corner table and spent the next two hours talking, playing tic-tac-toe, knitting, reminiscing, and having hot chocolate with ginger cookies.
Charlie (8), in drawing mode, was a bit in his own world. I love this drawing. I love children's art. I wish to see a museum of children's art in every city.He couldn't think of a title, so he asked for suggestions. These are the ideas received so far:
-"Santa Claws and his friends" Goldendaze
-"Attack of the Sea Monsters" Dreaming Tree
-"Come in, the water's fine" Anonymous
- "20,000 Crayons Under the Sea." From the Faraway, Nearby
PS: In the interest of highlighting process, here is the uncropped version of my drawing. The perspective and composition are awkward. Drawing that corner there is very difficult! I cropped it (above) hoping that it would hold together better. I'll go back and try it again.