Our daughter is learning the joys of potty training, one of them being sitting there and waiting. I sat there last night, in the little spot where we put her little potty, to experience her point of view. A little piece of the kitchen cabinets, the stove, the oven. Nothing too exciting. Pigma Micron 08 in my babylogue Moleskine.
The featured little guys this week are "tigre et oiseau", who are never more than a few inches away from each other. Our daughter Nora takes them everywhere and they seem to have pretty exciting lives. They kiss and hug, they often end up sitting at a table to eat, and they sometimes get to spend some time with a bear and a dog. They don't say much to me, but Nora seems to engage in some serious discussions with them. Wonder what they had to say about that debt ceiling bill. Pilot pen and colored pencils in Babylogue moleskine.
I think this is where I will stop with this one. It was fun to do but there was a point where I realized I made her eyes too small in comparison to the rest of her face -- and from that moment on, things took a different turn. I had screwed it up a bit, and now I was continuing because, well just because. B pencil in Nora's Babylogue Moleskine.
Darn ellipses. Now I understand why James McMullan makes them the subject of one of his entries. Ellipses are everywhere. Learning to master them is pretty darn crucial. Try as I may to conceal my lack of mastery of ellipses with implausible cross-hatching, I cannot lie: they are hell to draw. Pilot V5 in my "babylogue" moleskine.
I guess I could have cross-hatched this thing a little less. It's the latest entry in the Babylogue that I keep for Nora. I made an attempt at photoshopping the gutter of the Moleskine out. It feels a little empty sitting here on the page. Pilot pen and colored pencils.
I bought this Swatch "Irony" in the fall of 2000, almost 10 years ago. Come to think of it, it has to be the object I have spent the most time with this past decade. I am one of those people who constantly needs to know what time it is, and I have been handicapped since my trusty Swatch died recently. I have just ordered a new Swatch from their 1999 collection and cannot, truly cannot, wait to get it in the mail. Pigma Micron 08 in Moleskine.
Today, doodling Nora while she was playing made me think of the differences between English and French when it comes to child-rearing vocabulary. In English, we use "watch" and "look after" the baby, while in French, "watch" ("regarder") is used for TV or soccer games. The verbs we use in French to designate caring for a baby are -- go figure -- fewer and a lot more involved: "s'occuper de" ("To take care of"). And that's pretty much it. Pen in Moleskine.