9.6.18 / behold, an elf

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Recently our daughter (age 6, first grade) drew me a picture to hang up at work. It features a kitty, a desk, our family, some names, and a wonderfully detailed, green-clad, female wood elf.

In my lifelong doodling career, elves appear more than any other figure. I’d always drawn cartoons and enjoyed fantasy/adventure stories as a kid, so by the time I read Goethe’s “Erlkönig” in high school, elves, dryads, wood nymphs and fairy-folk had become my unofficial doodle-mascots.

So it is with great delight that I looked at her drawing and could see she has already eclipsed me in artistically rendering this same subject. Artistically, at least, my evolutionary purpose is essentially complete. Anything else I do in life can be considered gravy. Or better yet, salsa. I am really more of a salsa guy.

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2 thoughts on “9.6.18 / behold, an elf”

  1. Totally off topic, but I did a search for the tongue and beak when it came up in a conversation which lead me to your blog.
    Hi Lucas! Looks like things are going well, your ye old image editor is checking in. Thanks for posting those articles it was fun to see them again. It looks like we are both traveling down the family path. If you see this drop me a line sometime it would be fun to catch up.

  2. Totally off topic, but I did a search for the tongue and beak when it came up in a conversation which lead me to your blog.
    Hi Lucas! Looks like things are going well, your ye old image editor is checking in. Thanks for posting those articles it was fun to see them again. It looks like we are both traveling down the family path. If you see this drop me a line sometime it would be fun to catch up.

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