Monday, April 26, 2010

Rainy Monday Post

My goodness, a week without blogging. We had a full weekend here, with visiting friends and a trip in to DC to visit the Smithsonian museums. I always bring a sketchbook to the museums with me even though, with a pack of kids, it’s usually impossible to spend very much time drawing. However, I did manage to come away fromthe Natural History museum with this small drawing of an early human skull:



We spent Sunday luxuriating in on the bank of Passage Creek with a picnic basket, instruments and swimsuits. I finished reading The Lies of Locke Lamora, an excellent swashbuckling fantasy tale about a con artist living in an otherworldly city very much like Venice.

Finally, I added the Man Arenas to the to my list of links. His comics pages make me want to just hang up my pens and brushes and weep.

5 comments:

anna said...

good morning Ben, oggi รจ santa Zita!
Tanti auguri, buona giornata, seguo sempre i tuoi fumetti, pieni di vita!

Ben Hatke said...

Si, Anna, lo so! Ch'e un giorno piu grande nella casa Hatke! Grazie per la promemoria.

Anonymous said...

You did that skull before we got there, right? What a perfectly mad and wonderful day! The kids had a great time..... Thos. is taking pics. of his favorite parts in to school today and has one of you doing a back flip on the Mall. Talks are already underway for a return trip.

M.

Ben Hatke said...

Yeah, I drew that just before you guys arrived. I'm thankful for every moment I have to sketch in the museums. Those moments are rare indeed.

I'm glad you guys had such a fun day! I think Matt Spencer was the ultimate key ingredient.

Anonymous said...

It's true. Matt "Good Times" Spencer certainly made it possible for me to enjoy myself. Can you imagine me herding the kids without his able assistance? Also helpful was you and Anna's noble undertaking of watching seven children on the Mall so Matt and I could do a flying tour of the Art Museum. My only regret is that we had so little time to really visit. Next time.....