etch a sketch
I was watching the local news while making breakfast yesterday morning and there was an interview with a woman who is an Etch-A-Sketch artist. Then, later in the day, Rudy coincidentally emailed me this link to her and her work. This, of course, caused me to do a little on-line sleuthing. There are some Etch A Sketch programs on-line so you can relive -- virtually -- your creative youth, and way more Etch A Sketch artists out there than is believable (just do an image search). I'm sure not one of them. As a kid, I was so frustrated by my smug, red TV wannabe that after creating crap for less than five minutes, I'd throw it at the wall. It was like the manufacturer had invented the perfect instrument to create humility in the fledgling artist: "So, you think you're good, eh? Let's just see if you can master me!" The Etch A Sketch won every time.