Doodley Do

a little doodle i did the other day.

on different backgrounds.

backgrounds are important.

Yeah, well I’m taller.

Currently I am still taller than my son. But my days are numbered I’m fairly certain.

I took this picture yesterday:

Frowny dude.

I took these ones two years ago in July:

Gosh, he’s getting tall.

In drawing class last fall we had an assignment to create a drawing using at least three figures in a narrative. We were encouraged, but not required, to use a comic strip sort of layout or at least idea for moving the story along.

So I took a few of my pictures from swim lessons last summer…

and used them to put together something of a montage of Child C at swimming.

I’m not really all that comfortable with realism, so I traced and transferred the figures onto my paper. My instructor liked the nostalgic, old picture feeling I ended up with. He preferred it without the yellowy background. Then he delved deeper into the picture to find that it seemed like a study in the ephemeral nature of youth. Described here by the interminal waiting, the preparing, poised just on on the precipice, and then, whoosh, they’re gone.

This was not what I was thinking of when I was making this piece and nearly made me cry in class. Jerk.

Anyway, I felt like these pictures of the progress of  Child C as he grows taller (he can now just grab stuff out of that top cabinet!) and moves through time toward his  own big splash had the same feeling of trying to capture a moment in time before it gets away from you.

Or grows taller than you. 😀

I am a snob.

not always. but I can be.

let me set the scene:

Child C and I are in Fred Meyers shopping for shoes (torturing) me. Since we were already there, we picked up some groceries before heading home. C noticed something that he wanted me to get.

C: Can we get some of those? I want those for my dinner.

(I was making chili which he doesn’t like. I had told him he could get something to eat instead.)

Me: (After lamenting about how much more they cost than when I was buying them years ago.) I guess we can get these, but you have to get this brand.

C: Why? I like that one.

Me: No, we’re getting this one, it tastes much better.

C: Why do we haaave to get Maruchan Ramen? Can’t we get Top Ramen?

Me: There’s something weird about the Top Ramen noodles. I don’t like them.

That’s right.

I am a ramen noodle snob.

noodle doodle


Self Portrait Saturday: Doodle

So the other day I drew a quick picture of myself to use as my profile picture on Facebook. Of course, I was supposed to be doing homework, but at least it was very quick. I actually think it looks quite like me. Especially the way my hair is behaving right now. (I really need a trim 🙂 ) This is drawn with big, chisel tip Sharpie pens. I ♥ Sharpies! I really need a bunch more.