I read this ridiculous scare article about energy drinks, going on and on about how dangerous it is for kids to be drinking things like Red Bull due to the caffeine content. The text is hilarious — I mean, “buzz in a bottle that supercharges the MySpace.com crowd?” Bahahahahaha. Of course, in the middle of all this foolishness is a chart admitting that RedBull has less than half the caffeine of a cup of coffee… Good going Readers Digest… You almost had me.
I also sketched out a new painting… another quick/fun piece, this time based on an 1836 newspaper editorial illustration titled “A Galvanized Corpse“. It’s a bit silly, but I’m working to get my speed up so I can take on this children’s book illustration project. I’d considered other, faster mediums, or even digital, but I think I will try to stick to treated acrylics.
Other than that, we had trapeze class again today, and Nefarious shone as always… I suspect that all parents think this to some extent, but I really believe that she’ll be able to do anything she wants with her life. She’s got the raw natural talent and gifts to be able to do it, and I work really hard to make sure she has the foundation and support to explore all of her interests.