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In order to make up for my dreadful mistake of attributing a picture to Skylar that was not hers -- the authority of the author is paramount in this household -- I'm going to show you what she drew this morning while she recuperated on the trampoline to The Tigger Movie. I was in the other room. Although aware that Tigger is "not real," she nevertheless made a picture to cheer him up. Bear in mind that she made it with no assistance, using the "kids' spelling" -- simplified phonetic approach -- they teach her in kindergarten:

"I used the X to mean that there are two Gs in "Tigger," she explained. Here's the translation into grown-up spelling: "To Tigger: This is a portrait of your aunt's wedding. Love, Skylar." The speech bubble on the lower left has a person saying, "She's pretty." The one on the right has another stating, "I love this wedding."

Mode: thick
Muse: the congestion in our noses

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From: jodi3425 Date: February 21st, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


looks great--totally impressive detail
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 22nd, 2005 12:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: art

Thanks. How old is Sadie, BTW?
From: jodi3425 Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:43 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: art

She is 6. Her brother is 9.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: art

I figured she was about Skylar's age. Of course, having an older brother is a big deal. But I imagine that Sadie and Skylar have a good deal in common.
From: jodi3425 Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: art

well, we know they like art--and Sadie also likes to include text in her work (my favorites involve her careful placement of fortunes from forture cookies near the dominant figures); about 2 years ago she went through a tape phase; I thought she was experimenting with forms of attachment (it was soon after her father and I divorced). but she said that she just likes tape.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 22nd, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: art

Before I was a parent, divorce seemed like a medium-sized deal. Now it seems like the worst cataclysm imaginable. Kim and I have experienced lots of parental trauma around super-sensitive Skylar's response to other kids divorce. That bit about tape, though, made me laugh.
sisterblister83 From: sisterblister83 Date: February 21st, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Your daughter seems very cool. Most kids today, especially the ones related to me, are smaller versions of the commodity infused parents, little Avrils and Brads and whatever other trash they inhale. It's gross. It's nice to see "alternative" can truly bloom in the land of kiddies.

Anyway, I have a question. In academia, is it normal to announce that your book has been published in 2004 and then a year later, no such book exists. And then, this situation of you announcing your stuff, articles, translations, books, are getting published and will be published by such and such date, and then, over time, they never surface. I was just wondering. Thanks.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Skylar is definitely alternative to the status quo. But she's not so alternative as to be out of step with her classmates.

As for the academia question, that's not normal, but also not unheard of. Sometimes things go awry with the publishing. I've had things destined to be published only to have someone change their mind at the last minute.

But if it happens over and over, that's a problem.
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