Yesterday, I stayed home with the kids because they had a snow day. It was a lovely day. Got to sleep in, write, exercise, research, and learn how to draw Scooby Doo.
Scooby Doo is my daughter's absolute favorite character. She asked me earlier in the day if she could show me how to draw him. I said yes and she patiently waited for the appointed hour to come around. She used one of her Scooby Doo valentines for a model and then we got to work. She'd draw a line, then patiently show me how to do the same. I can definitely see that if my daughter ever so desires to be a teacher, she will be a great one. She encouraged me when I got frustrated, showed me what I was doing wrong and helped me correct it, and exhibited a lot of patience (for the life of me, I couldn't get Scooby's left eye figured out!).
Here are the results. The top one is mine and the bottom one is hers. She decided to improvise and draw a pirate hat - and I think it's a pretty darn good pirate hat! In fact, my daughter's artistic talent continues to amaze me. She can look at something and draw it very well. She would like to be a children's book illustrator some day or a zoo keeper. I can see her doing either or both. :-)
Got a bit of writing done today, as well, and I wish I had another snow day to keep at it. But the sun was out in full force today and already started to melt the white stuff. Ah well. The weekend isn't too far away!