Thursday, December 01, 2005

Colouring our world

Helena's elephant
Of which she is most proud. And so am I (poor-quality scan not-withstanding).

Of her recent work, I'd have to say this is the one that most looks like what she says it is.

She draws a lot of portraits of me. (Bear in mind, the picture at right is not of me. It's an elephant. No, I'm not an elephant. What follows is an anecdote regarding pictures of me, not elephants.) They (portraits of me) generally include a roundish head, with 2 eyes, 2 ears, etc, but her execution has a rather cubist perspective. Amazingly, she always knows (or remembers) which way is up. Weirdly, she realized that in one of yesterday's pictures she'd omitted one of my arms (the right one), and so proceeded to draw it in in the bottom right corner (under my left foot).

I suspect that in this realm of development, Helena may be a little behind average. (Am I allowed to say that, as a mother?)

Isabella's dragon
This has nothing to do with anything, but I thought you'd like to know: Jamie Oliver puts horseradish in his mashed potatoes, and this is an excellent idea. Boring potatoes? Meet adventurous horseradish. Delicious.

My own crayoning skills have come a long way, no?
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