Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tom watching TV


After his first day of work experience. The schools give them a list of options to put down in order of preference. Even if they sound interesting, most of the one week work placements are fairly dull as the pupils are very rarely allowed to do anything (understandably – who is going to let their business go down the pan while a fifteen year old makes a hash of things). Anyway as a bit of a jokey wild card Tom put down a hairdressers as his third choice. Guess which of his options came up!

Anyway as of today he knows quite a lot about making tea and coffee, sweeping up hair and how to wash and condition hair.

Later on, after singing Xavier his bedtime songs, he gave me another invisible present – a ‘boinger’. When I asked what a boinger was, he explained that it was a little thing that had a spring and when you pressed it, it went ‘boing’ and jumped up – so now you know!

210mm x 220mm pencil in sketchbook


Blogger Penny said...

these are interesting, In your portrait one eye looks a bit wrong, but doing yourself is not easy.

5/23/2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Oh Penny, it's not just an eye that's wrong! Yes self portraits are harder, but it makes a nice change from landscapes.

5/23/2007 11:07 PM  

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