Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pencil It In

We've kept doing our pencil + drawing time in the evenings, every other night, under the guidance of our artist-in-residence, the Doctor.

He rallies the pencils and paper, and gets everyone to sit down for drawing time. It's so good for our family life.

Particularly when everyone's been feeling pretty low, and we can't seem to shake these lurgies, to stay sitting down together post-dinner, and just hang out drawing, it's fun. Good for the spirits. Good for the soul. Anything's that's good for the soul is just fine by me.

Have you been busy creating? Soul-enriching? Do tell. Spill.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

I do wish my smalls liked dwg more! Caleb's always has to be perfect and he ends up getting so frustrated and Poppy is more a do-er than an observer and drawer. Every time I ask her what she is dwg though sh says "I don't know - I haven't drawn it yet" even if she is nearly finished - cute. Ours like to cook, but only sweets - not good for the bum line!

teddybearswednesday said...

YAY! You're still at it, I think it's the most wonderful little ritual you're doing. ANd so great to do all together xo

dear olive said...

Well, yesterday we glued patty cake wrappers (is that what they're called today or am I throwing back to the 50's?) onto paper and drew them into people. And Olive awakened within a severe obsession for glue! Kellie xx

Sarah said...

That is just fabuous! We do the same once Little Man is down... playing black jack with peanut M & Ms...

Anna Lloyd said...

My son "the cat" has just gone from random scribbles to writing numbers, letters and drawing space rockets, hot air balloons, cats, dogs and dog poo, clouds, flowers in pots, the word "up" in just a week or two. I am absolutely amazed at how the human brain works! I put it partly down to crayolas twistables range. No more Cat sitting down tearing paper off his crayons instead of drawing.

small catalogue said...

I'm a huge fan of the sit an relax of tea. It really annoys me when someone pops up and starts clearing the table the second the last knife is down (picky, I know). At the moment we are enjoying boardgames post meal. But I think I shall crack out the pencils next. Great idea, PMM!