Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hi Monkey Daily Sketch

The absolute best thing about being a dad is watching something that you think you remember doing and how it must feel. My son is almost 3 and he is making me realize that while I think I still have the power, I don't. Not like him. I'm talking about the power of pretending. 

I can remember having an imagination and I try to recapture that as an artist. But watching Baxter get lost in his own invisible world for what seems like ages, I'm captivated. I laugh and think it's cute, but he doesn't hear me. He doesn't look up. He's in a world of his own and I start thinking about what that world is like.

"Hi, Monkey. Where's Lion?" is something he has been saying a lot lately. He's also really into the half dozen or so hand puppets we have around the house. So these things have really inspired today's sketch. What kind of epic may be playing out in his head?



scott said...

That there is my new favorite. Simply beautiful on a few levels.
Sad I'm missed out on owning it...

Asher J. Klassen said...

It's a beautiful thing, the imagination. I admire you for the love you still have for those worlds; they're so easily lost. So thanks, Skottie, for that :)