For Illustration Friday – Adrift. An exercise in idleness, something I don’t really have time for at the moment . But what better way to spend St. Valentine’s Day than to be idle. Hmmm, wonder how this differs from most evenings. I guess this is an advantage to not having young children. Your evenings are your own.
I have a confession. I love plastic, mechanical toys. I have bought hippos, horses, ducks, elephants, frogs and more under the pretense of gifts for my son and daughter but the truth is, I cannot pass them by. The simplicity of pulling a string or twisting a knob to make something move is just brilliant. No batteries or electricity or computer chip needed. The Flying Pig, Yamaha Paper Craft and Canon Creative Craft all have mechanical paper toys (and other stuff) you can download to print and make yourself. Takes a bit of time but so worth the smile that comes to your face when you actually see your toy work.
Call me a Luddite if you like.