Friday, January 16, 2009
Mim drew a picture with her markers this afternoon. She was telling me about it, and this was roughly how it went.
Mim - This is a beautiful colored tornado, but it doesn't have any tomatoes in it. This red right here is fire, and this yellow is sun, and here's a Christmas tree up here.
Me - Oh, did the tree get swept up in the tornado?
Mim - No, the house is far, far away from the tornado.
I don't really see the connection between cyclones and tomatoes, but apparently the two frequently go together.
I actually think she does what I suspect most modern artists of doing, which is interpreting the piece on the fly after they've done it and had a good look at how it came out.
On another note, the kids are in the bathtub right now, and Zaya asks, "How does water transform into blood?"
To which Art responded with an explanation including the words white blood cell, platelet, assimilate, and transfer. OK, actually it was Zaya who added platelet, so maybe he's listening to all the jargon after all.
Life is strange here.