You must check this out. Molly the owl with her four newborn owlets on a live cam from CA. I just watched her ripping off bits of mouse flesh to feed her babies. It's amazing. She ruffles her feathers, fusses over the kids, sleeps alot, waits for her man (McGee) to bring more food. Owls are weirder than I even thought. She really does turn her head completely around sometimes. Because she can. She carefully nudges the tiny owlets with these razor sharp talons. She's got a huge head. Sometimes she does the tree pose.
So Madeline and I of course had to do some owl drawings. Here's what we came up with.
I know. My drawing is okay, but Madeline just totally caught the essential owlness of the owlet. If only I could draw like that! And I know I once did draw like that. I lost it. And I'm desperately trying to get it back.
Like that famous Picasso quote: It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
I just googled it, and I'm glad I did because I'd only heard the second part before. But this is much better. And it really is true.
You want proof? I got your proof at the top of this post.
So next time you hear someone say "My kid could've done that." say "Then this artist must be really something."