Every school day my son requests his doodle...the one I draw on his snack bag. At times elaborate, whimsical, topical, but mostly just whatever he is into at the moment. I am NOT an artist, but indulge this request each day for fun. This is a daily musing about his requests.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Wright or Wrong...
There are so many possibilities for a doodle request this morning based on our activity filled weekend. We built a solar system mobile, worked on birthday party prep, took apart and rebuilt the shark anatomical model about 13 times while playing a game we like to call Shark Week CSI Brooklyn (Oscar is both the director and producer - I am the actress on the series). We also went to the Guggenheim to see the Kandinsky exhibit. So, when Oscar finally decided he wanted me to "draw the museum," I gasped at the idea of his choosing a painting for me to emulate. I probed: "Uh, what exactly do you want me to draw? Which painting?" His reply: "No! I want you to drawthe museum! You know, with the circles on the outside and the..." It is here that he is making a gesture with his arms to indicated the spiraling ramps in the rotunda. Say what? A <7 minute doodle of an architectural monument? Sure, no sweat. At this moment all I keep thinking is, I should just draw Jupiter and call it a day. King of planets - has all of those moons - he won't care. But then he starts talking about the museum, and what an excellent time he had there yesterday...sigh. I'm a never say die kind of girl, and I'm sure FLW (and you dear readers) will forgive my hasty & woefully amateur sketch. Happy Monday xoxo