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, May 2, 2011
Well, spring break is over & we're back to the daily grind. Oscar is really not down; clearly he's not ready to give up the holiday hi-jinx of the past week. This morning he asked for a monster on his bag...nbd. He loves his monsters. But today he wanted something different from his usual style. Today = imposing, gigantic & resembling, well, this. I think I've inadvertently captured Andre the Giant's cracked-out cousin out on work release with this one. Terrifying. We worked in composite sketch mode - Oscar directing me by specifying the "angry eyebrows" and menacing "mouth like a jack-o-lantern." "So darling," I say, "what's up with this guy? Why do you want him on your bag?" His response was pretty well defined. "I want to scare all of the teachers. I want them to think there is a giant monster in Brooklyn so we can close school." Fair enough - can't wait to hear how this all turns out at pick up this evening. Happy Monday! xoxo