Sunday, March 29, 2009


What's sad is that he is throwing away alot of what he is drawing because he is not satisfied on how they come out.

I don't see anything wrong with alot of them but he does.

We did not do much this weekend because Darin had a major project that had to be done on this weekend. Let's just say that I know more about William Shakespeare than I ever cared to know. I watched a 4 hour show about him with Darin. Darin choce to write a 2 page summary of one aspect of Shakespeare life. From what projects he had to chose from that was the easiest.
Otherwise the list of projects were rediculous! For example: make clothes for dolls on that period, or make a song about Romeo and Juliet and sing it to the class with the words on a poster board for the class to be able to follow. Just alot of stuff that a 14 year old boy is not going to do. Some of these projects require money...a thing alot of these kids (including this family) have none of. Stupid!
I just looked outside and it's started snowing....just like Michigan!


delizcious said...

Those are really nice!

Karmyn R said...

I think Darin sounds pretty typical of any artist - they never like their own work no matter how good they are!

A 14 year old singing in front of his classmates? I can't see that happening - unless he was in a rock band!

FoxyMoron said...

He's good Caroline. My boy loves to draw those characters too, and he too tends to be a perfectionist.

I am still chuckling at the thought of a 14 year old boy writing and singing a song to the class. And remember how daggy the music from that time was? I mean from what we see on tv and movies. OMG some of these teachers don't have a clue do they?

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

That's good stuff, Darin. Stick at it, matey :)

Here's some Shakespeare trivia i didn't know... he had a twin son born in 1585 named Hanmet!

LiLu said...

Oh, I remember that huge Shakespeare paper everyone has to do... I do not envy you, at all! Or Darin :-)

Stacie said...

he is really doing awesome!

♥Caroline♥ said...

delizcious-I know! I did not even know that he had it in him...he just picked up a pencil and went to work. My mom was a great artist before her stroke...the talent skipped me and must have went to my son.

Karym-he'll sing some songs here..but not about to get up in front of a class.

Foxy-I know, right?lol

Mal-thanks...yeh he had a daughter named Susanna and twins called Hamnet and Judy!
Did you know that he spent 25 years in london doing plays while his wife Anne raised the children by herself in Stratford-upon-Avon. I could not get over that fact... Did you know that Hamnet died at the age of 11?

LiLu-I never had to "study" Shakespeare...right now i know enough to be his best

Stacie-Thank you very much..He's trying. He's even gone as far as to go online to get tips on how to draw better