Friday, 22 May 2009

The Way Kids Play

When I was a child loved Lego. We had a huge box of it with everything from pirates, police, space and lame girly ones with animal heads. I didn't like them. Even the one with the alligator head man looked sissy. I would spend hours making stuff, building up an imaginary world void of proper gravity and serious injury. It was fun and I'd do it without anyone telling me to. In fact, if I was in trouble one of the first things I wasn't allowed to do was play. It was pretty pointless sending me to my room. 

Probably didn't know it at the time (in fact, I didn't at all) I was learning some of the most important lessons of my life. Dexterity skills, co-ordination, colour basics, organisational skills, lay-out skills and what to do with those annoying thin flat pieces. Lego is the Master Yoda of childhood education. Why? Because playing is the best way to learning. Most people know this, but for some reason it's only acceptable for children to lear this way. I mean, I don't remember learning how to speak English. Some would argue I still don't, but I'm not bad and I learnt it somehow. So if there ever was a time in my life to thank a bunch of plastic blocks sitting in a cupboard somewhere, now would be the time. Thanks for the memories Lego, except for you alligator head man.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Graham Coxon

There was a time when I though army clothes were pretty cool. When I thought that Chemical Brothers were the most cutting edge dance music and that no-one was into hip-hop. A time when Y2K was a probably a real threat to safety of the world and that an Hyundai Excel was better than my lemon yellow 1978 Mitsubishi Sigma. Those days are gone now, but it was when I drew this. I still think it's pretty good, took me a very long time. Plus, I still like Blur. 

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Monsters Mash

One day I'll get around to aphabeticalising my DVD collection. One day I'll get around to repaying my brother the $500 I owe him. One day I'll work out why Jack Black is white and why Barry White was black. One day I'll finally read all of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. One day I'll also get around to learning German properly and maybe even backpacking round South America. One day I'll delete all U2 songs from my iTunes. Around that time I think I'll also get around to finishing this picture and adding some colour. One day.