Years ago, when Emma was only six, we had a particularly memorable drawing challenge when, upon being asked to select a subject for our drawings, Emma immediately and nonchalantly proclaimed, "princess in a wheelchair," as if it was the most obvious thing in the world. The notion of a princess in a wheelchair became an instant hit among my friends, and even resulted in a Meredith & Stephen collaboration: www.princessinawheelchair.com.
Drawing challenges have evolved over the years, and today's was "a comic." This is actually a double challenge because one must also invent a worthwhile story in addition to drawing it. I started doodling Sprout, my muse. As often happens, Emma abandoned her own comic (a drawing of a pencil captioned: "who ya callin' pencil head?!") to