Yesterday was "take your child to work day". Emily and Jesse stayed home with me to experience the day of a freelancer. I had Jesse (nearly 15yrs) work on his 7 page essay that's due on Monday (since he hasn't started the blasted thing!) and Emily (10 yrs) was assigned a one page magazine poem to illustrate. I provided her with the poem with its layout and after she finished her sketch she decided what medium she wanted to work in. I figured she'd want to work with watercolor and colored pencils (it's her favorite) but I think the stash of papers I've been collecting was calling her name.
YAY, Emily! I love it.
I especially love the wet feet marks and how she decided to show the duck waddling away AFTER his swim. I would have gone a different way and I like her idea MUCH better.
Of course, we all know how frustrating writers/illustrators block can be. We were experiencing some of that so we decided a trip to the movie theatre might help a bit. =o)