So last night I dropped my kids off at the middle school for a safety and first aid training program, and then went for a little drive around town to find something to draw. There are lots of beautiful new homes in the area that I would love to sketch but I thought it might look a little creepy to sit outside someone's house and stare at it for an hour. I ended up picking a quiet spot in the hotel parking lot and I found a car to draw.
Working on my lap with the steering wheel partly in the way probably didn't help any, but I persevered. (Heroically.)
But then it got cold and dark so I packed it in. (Not as heroically.) I probably could have put another half hour into it and made it better, but it was just for practice. But blah blah blah. Want to see it?
I picked up the kids and went home. Then this morning I was flipping through the workbook they used last night and saw this:
Question: List another danger that you might find around your home or in your neighbourhood in the winter.
His answer: Avalanche.
AVALANCHE. In THIS neighbourhood. (sigh) I guess he won't be getting into the gifted program after all.
Ahhh, I gotta go. Keep your feet on the ground!