I can see for tiles

I didn’t want to get out of the bathtub. It’s so peaceful there, but I had to eventually – only to write a blog post before bed…

…about bathtubs. Well, more like their surroundings. When you listen to music, do you make up an elaborate story or some kind of sequence that would match a movie score? I do – depending on my mood and what music is playing.

I also like to find pictures within objects. In the summer I could see the face of a fawn in my fence while I lounged on the deck chair by the pool.

In my bathtub there are other animals and creatures to keep me company. Within the tiles I’ve spotted an angry grizzly bear head, tiny sloth face, a piranha-like fish mid-air ready to strike on its prey and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. Oh, and for a brief moment there was also a raptor head but that’s since evaded me and I can’t see it anymore. At first I wasn’t sure if the bear was more like a tiger but now I’m sure it’s a grizzly.

I always face the same way when I’m in the tub, but maybe next time I’ll try the other way to see what new hidden objects I can find.

Pictorial perspective also equals pictorial distraction. Thinking about something odd or random also leaves your mind sort of free to think of everything and nothing, but in a completely peaceful way.


Chalk talk

A whale of a drawing!

I know that Soph’s a creative kid. Sometimes she’ll surprise me pleasantly by drawing what I think is a fantastic picture, for someone who is not constantly putting pencil (crayon) to paper.

Her first-time drawing of a whale and I think it’s a hit! Sometimes I even have a hard time getting the body and tail proportions just right. And there’s even a spout of water. I love it!

Cheerio, Old Chap

Absurd Overheard – artist Karen Kurycki overhears and reads the strange things people Tweet about, and creates wonderful art from them. The picture she did of the dapper dog was from the following comment:

“Someone should make a dog chew in the shape of a pipe so when they are carrying it around they look like dapper gents.” – Matt Saunders (@rabbitportal) via Twitter.

Pip, pip!