documenting a slice of time that i know i will remember as quinn’s artist phase of 2011… before finishing his oatmeal in the mornings, he is already at work, skinny markers and stacks of paper at the ready.
loving the facial expressions i’ve been catching… intense concentration.
riding a horse
another of him riding a horse, plus mama running. (i love how he is centaur-ish in this one!)
the four directions? a mariner’s compass? “a circle with an x marks the spot, and my name!” this one is so profound to me. may he always be so well oriented to his own compass!
dada will say things like “he has the clan memories” (see clan of the cave bear if you’re wondering…) he drew this owl with a broken leg (again, blew me away the way he drew the leg like a lightning bolt!) and he drew his dagger and knife, both in their sheaths, with which he could help the owl mend its leg and set it “three” again.
i didn’t even get the full story on this one- but does anyone else see cave drawings?
this “aminal” has four legs, many eyes, and eight “milks”.
a bird with an insect in its beak and a fish in its talons. later, he clarified that the insect was “a squid”. well, alright then.
he has also been drawing a lot of airplanes lately, making up all sorts of configurations for propellers and wings… (he has been doing some careful cutting with scissors lately, he cut out a very small apple drawing for me one day, and also made me a new phone that he cut out very precisely, since my phone was broken for a few days…)
another plane, flying above a boat that appears to have (possibly) mama and dada on board, towing a small boat with a person that was likely going to be quinn… (my guesses- i think this one did not meet his expectations and he moved on to another one). the big boat contains three bunks.
another version of the 3-bunk sailboat
mama, dada, quinn, and a lot of dwarves!
our happy jack-o-lanterns! (you can see their candles inside. they are each perched on a mason jar, as we had them propped up on our table for a few days…)