Friday, May 28, 2004

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Alex is enrolled in the same Drawing Fundamentals class as William. They go once a week for two hours. Alex's favorite subjects are mechanical, and architectual. He has been drawing gears and levers, and creating factories and inventions since he could hold a pencil.

Spaceships and robots are frequent subjects in Alex's art.

Here is a character from a favorite video game, Zelda.

This is a portrait of their instructor, Eric. Alex isn't very proud of this one. I was impressed, because I've never seen him attempt a portrait.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Wisdom through humor, from Laura M.

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's
borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but
pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in
A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes! Pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act
normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

William's Art

Sketch of a bust, by William, done the first day of class.

Finally. I have been meaning to share the boy's art school: Watts Atelier-Atelier of the Fine Arts. And also show off some of the stuff they've been doing. These are William's sketches. Each student gets instruction and guidance, while their personal style and interests are encouraged. William says he's influenced by anime; a style seen in Japanese comic and gaming art.