Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Gallery. Me. Well, kind of....



I've never posted a recognisable picture of myself on the blog - I've always preferred to remain relatively anonymous, probably more out of paranoia about the internet than anything else. (I'll probably cave in one day and out myself with a full biog and tonnes of photos, as the lovely Liberty London Girl did recently. But somehow I doubt that Grazia is going to be publishing a feature on me any time soon).
But the theme of this week's The Gallery is 'Me'. So what to do?
I thought I would ask the Littleboys to help out with their own artistic impressions. They are not the most diligent of artists, usually abandoning any effort after about 10 seconds and moving on to throw pens around the room or scribble on the tablecloth. (I had to laugh recently when a mother posted on a local parenting forum complaining that she could not find a kiddie art class that was creative enough for her daughter.)
Nevertheless they do like drawing, and were very excited about the prospect of their creations being photographed and ending up on the 'pooter.
The first picture is Littleboy 1's effort. Rather an interesting portrait, I think, with more than a hint of Cubism about it. I asked him what the very long 'S' in front of my body was. "A really long arm," he answered. And the two yellow circles at the foot of the page? "Some more feet." I don't know what the various other weird appendages are supposed to be, and I think I'd rather not ask.....
OK. So Mummy is basically a hunchback with a super-long robotic-looking arm and an extra pair of feet. Sounds about right. At least my legs are pleasingly slim.
Littleboy 2's effort is a bit more minimalist. I rather like it. A nice smiley face. With what looks like an electric current coming out of my head.
I'm relieved, anyway, that I am smiling in both of the pictures, and not shouting, grumpy or telling them off.
So that, my bloggy friends, is me.

15 comments:

Claire said...

brilliant idea! love it xx

Fourdownmumtogo said...

Max recently drew a picture of me that had more than a passing resemblance to Shrek, so I think you are doing well.

London City Mum said...

Great idea - I love the way our offspring portray us.

Am still scratching my head about what photo to use... stay tuned!

LCM x

TheMadHouse said...

Tara did a meme last year with all the drawings our children did of us and it was wondeful, histerical and oh so moving.

I love the way my boys draw me, I just love the fact they love me!

Oh and I loved your perfume post!

Abbey said...

I can't say I blame you for feeling paranoid about the Internet, but your little boys sure gave their all to make an artistic impression of you. The second image makes me think that your kid drew you with headphones on, though. :)

MrsW said...

I reckon you could take Ben 10 on and win with all those added features :)

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

I know the old 10 seconds and then throw paint around the room routine well. But I like the bribe of putting in on the pooter. Will try it out and see if I have any success.

They are artistic legends, your boys.

Tara Cain said...

Ahh yes, they do say children can see into your soul . . . so giant robotic arm it is I have in my mind's eye for you then my lady x

rosiescribble said...

What long arms you have and such long thin legs, and a lovely happy smile. Perfect!

jumblyMummy said...

Clever idea. Very flattering!

Calif Lorna said...

It's always handy to have an extra pair of feet!

The boys must be so happy their works of art have made it onto the 'pooter!

Nota Bene said...

Knowing you as I do, I can fairly say that these are almost photographic in their representation of you......NB

Metropolitan Mum said...

Nice to finally put a face to all those words of wisdom. And where on earth do you find the time to have such an exquisite hair-do? Tres glamour, ma chere, tres glamour! :)

Iota said...

But that's just lovely isn't it? They see you as all-smiling, all-embracing and all-powerful (the super-long arm), and able to be in lots of places at the same (the extra feet). Evidence of serious multi-tasking abilities.

My daughter drew me the other day with long rainbow hair.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee they are brilliant. How cool that they see you as so smiley and happy and well limbed. :D