Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The Giveaway Gods were with me last week. This lucky duck was the winner of Fran’s fabulously excellent On-The-Go Art Satchel. Except upon postal arrival, the two and a half year old declared herself the luckier duck – and launched into an impressively convincing presentation entitled: It’s a Schoolbag and It’s Mine, Stop Me and I’ll Shriek. There was great, brotherly, line-up-for-class mortification.
Lured by the prospect of not-pausing-to-draw-breath nursery rhyme singing, (Blah, Blah Black Sheep – haven’t the heart to correct her), we made it home for a session of Drawing 101. Following this morning’s decoration of our red rug with great blobs and swirls of black marker pen, it’s all about lovely, thick, soft, Lyra pencils, thank you very much.
Fran’s satchel works a treat. Small (grotty) fingers can negotiate the pencil taking out and putting in, and an A5 notebook fits in the opposite pocket. Drawing on the go. As I type the kid is sitting in a supermarket trolley artdirecting her Dad: on trolley navigation, shopping supplies and the anatomical correctness of his praying mantis drawing. Because he wouldn’t have realised that up really close, a praying mantis looks precisely like this:
The best bit, is Fran is very generously sharing her On-The-Go Art Satchel invention expertise. Which is lucky again, because there are two other on-the-go drawers in this house and both have submitted impassioned formal requests.