"Road Trip 2009" by J.D. and J.D.
Since we returned from our Voodoo Doughnuts road trip, lots of inquiring minds want to know what Peanutman did in the car to entertain himself all that time. And, trust me, when I say 'all that time' - I mean it was a looooong freakin time. Well, we didn't have any DVD players or handheld games like a DS or whatever they're called. We had books on tape, books to read aloud (one of our absolute fave family pastimes...all 7 Harry Potters were enjoyed this way), a deck of cards, Yahtzee, a bin of Legos and a sketchbook & colored pencils. And of course big wide eyes to stare out the window to let your imagination wander! Never underestimate the power of daydreaming...no need to fill every waking minute of your child's day with activities!
We love passing doodles back & forth, where each person progressively adds a little somethin-somethin to the page. (Our "Hidden Faces" doodle was done this way.) As we made it to the Oregon coast and back, this fantastical drawing emerged from our cooperative efforts. We both got pretty pumped to see what the other had added each time we got it back! I highly recommend this activity - you'll be pleasantly surprised by the joy your child gets from it!
***edited to add: If you want to see some in-cred-i-ble cooperative doodling between a mother and child, you must check out doodlespark by Elissa Barbieri of loop and her artist Mom! I bought a set of her cards a few months ago, and seeing the detail in person is so inspiring!
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It's been a long time since I've done any texture repeats, and this sketch is prime for just such a thing.
Aren't these psychadelic?