7 Oct

So he sketched inside that church,
and outside this cathedral:

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He sketched while I waited in line outside the Palace;

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while I checked the map;

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when he didn’t want to forget the colours;

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and while everyone else ate lunch.

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10 Responses to “Sketches”

  1. suze October 8, 2009 at 6:04 am #

    Was he sketching the surroundings or doing, I don’t know, Star Wars doodles?

    • ThirdCat October 8, 2009 at 10:10 am #

      a combination…we have a lot of reproductions from art galleries, and stained glass windows and general churchiness, but also an intricate caveman world

  2. Kath Lockett October 8, 2009 at 6:07 am #

    These photos are beautiful and what a terrific thing for him to have his head stuck into, instead of a nintendo…..

  3. peppermintpatcher October 8, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Head down and completely focused. That looks like a calling rather than just a hobby.

    • ThirdCat October 8, 2009 at 10:12 am #

      you are spot on there. ..we’ve even started having to make the sketchbooks because he can’t find just the right ones in the shops

  4. Ariel October 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    Oh wow, that’s so gorgeous. And impressive. I agree with peppermintpatcher – that looks like a calling. You must feel mos proud when you look at those pics.

    • ThirdCat October 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

      I love it. It’s almost as good as watching him read which he does with as much intensity. It’s one of the unexpected delights of being a mum. I had no idea.

  5. ampersand duck October 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    By ‘right ones’, do you mean landscape-orientation ones? I started making those because I could never find them in the shops, and now friends get me to make them for them. Or do they have to have the right kind of paper?

    • ThirdCat October 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

      Also they need to be a particular size which is small enough to fit in your pocket and be held in your hand, but big enough to draw certain things…also unlined which is not so easy in a notepad (especially when your mum is more word focussed than drawings)

  6. Mummy Crit October 14, 2009 at 7:01 am #

    That second last one is so Jeffry Smart. Lovely that your boy wants to draw!

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