We took the kids to The National Emergency Services Museum earlier this week. It was fabulous, and the entry was one of those annual ticket things, so more visits will be had during the next twelve months I am sure. The kids learnt a lot that day, one unintended lesson was how important it is to consider alignment when creating a word search!
One of the great benefits of #DrawEveryDay has been that my children, especially Anna, have been keen to join in. They have, over the last few weeks, asked if we could draw together more times than in the whole of last year. It has been lovely. This has been aided slightly by the fact that all three of them were given different art equipment as Christmas presents. It has resulted in sitting round the table with our paper and pencils just drawing.
Last night Anna asked is we could sketch instead of reading and then said “let’s do self portraits of each other”. After a quick lesson in what a self portrait actually is, and then ascertaining that Anna actually wanted to do portraits of each other we sat down on opposite sides of the table and drew.
I realised quite quickly that while my drawing skills are improving I have no ability to actually make my sketch of a person look like a specific person. So, below is my attempt at Anna. Safe to say it looks nothing like Anna, but when Isaac saw it he said “Just call the picture ‘Girl’ and you’re sorted”.
After that short introduction, I present ‘Girl’.
Anna, the UX critic, spent a few moments tapping this before declaring it didn’t work.
“What’s NFC? It’s useless…”
Then our bus arrived.
On visiting a chapel the other day my daughter pointed out this sign. It was only easily visible from inside the chapel. It reads:
Please finish eating & smoking before you come in
Anna pointed at it, laughed, and said, “shouldn’t that be easier to see outside?”
Already a UX critic.