My kids have been home sick almost constantly this spring. That might be a slight exaggeration, but it sure feels that way. I haven’t had time for The Anatomy of Melancholy or much drawing at all. But… I have been storing up a pretty incredible list of creepy-cute things that they say, the precious little […]
LIST: Drawings of stacks of things from children’s books that are really, really good
If you have small children, or if you remember being one, then you know that stacking things is a very big deal for a surprisingly significant portion of early childhood. As a kid, I was obsessed with Shel Silverstein’s drawing of pancakes from Where the Sidewalk Ends, and even as an adult I can’t stop […]
Bloogs Blowing By
I drew this for my larger gremlin, who has been having a hard time falling asleep. She says her brain makes her think bad thoughts and that then she can’t sleep, which is just super duper sad. So, I have been trying to find other things for her to think about while she falls asleep, […]
R is for Red Ratrabbit
Just a quick doodle thanks to my bigger kid who said: “I know THREE WORDS that begging with R! Red! Rat! Rabbit! So naturally, I had to draw a red ratrabbit for her.
I drew some ghost things for my kids. They like ghosts. I am pretty sure that my younger one believes in ghosts, because when it is dark he points outside and says, “DARK. BOO.” Please follow me on Instagram! Facebook?
“What are you drawing, honey?” “Oh just a bottle of souls in space, something cute our kid said.” Or in my kid’s precious little words: “Have you ever heard of a space bottle? It has air in it. From all the people who have dried out in space.” Yeah, she is going to turn out […]
Anatomy of Melancholy, 157-159 — Pt. I, Sec. 1, Mem. III, Subsect. 6 — Of the Sensible Soul
Hey look, I’m back! Welcome back, me. In this section, Burton describes the body’s five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. It really is not very interesting. Burton mentions “Scaliger’s sixth sense of titillation,” which would be interesting, but unfortunately he seems icked out by it and doesn’t have any fun quotes for us. […]
Dennis the Dragon
As always, an “actually real” transcription of a conversation with my kid. “Actually real” is another thing she says a lot that I love. She might have gotten that one from me, actually. We have absolutely no idea where she heard the name Dennis unless she has been sneakily listening to us watch It’s Always […]
Ghost costume, variations on a theme
My daughter really likes ghosts. I don’t know where she gets it from. More pictures from parenting here. Do you like pictures? Follow me on Instagram or Facebook. I have two children. One is smaller and one is bigger. THIS IS NOT A MOMMY BLOG.
Mommy, you are an onion
Word for word, this is a conversation I had with my daughter a few days ago. She really knows how to hurt. More pictures from parenting here. Do you like pictures? Follow me on Instagram or Facebook.
A of M, 91-94: I should have paid more attention
This section was really pretty dull, to be honest. It was four pages of stuff like this: Some, saith Acosta, would have a passage cut from Panama to Nombre de Dios in America; but Thuanus and Serres the French historians speak of a famous aqueduct in France, intended in Henry the Fourth’s time, from the […]
Pictures of Theories: Language Acquisition Device
Language Acquisition Device (LAD), Linguistics: First proposed by Noam Chomsky in the 1960s, the LAD concept is an instinctive mental capacity which enables an infant to acquire and produce language. It is a component of the nativist theory of language. This theory asserts that humans are born with the instinct or “innate facility” for acquiring […]
A of M, 18-19: I had kind of a bad day and it is hard to draw a spleen that doesn’t look like s***
My drawing for pages 18-19 did not turn out well. If you try draw a spleen in sunglasses, it will generally look like one of the California Raisins. This is just a piece of advice in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation. In my defense, I was having a bad day. After dropping […]
Talking to magic
This morning, in the voice usually reserved for telling Very Important Secrets, my daughter said to me: “Mommy, last night I dreamed I was talking to MAGIC.”
I wish I had your eyes
This morning my son woke up at 4am screaming like a banshee because his mouth was hurting (teeth) and he mostly kept it up until 6:15, varying the volume only slightly. Somewhere in there my daughter gave me a hug and said, “Mommy, I wish I had your eyes and you had mine.” I have […]