Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Daily Doodle: Word Association

 Fence. Rock. Bird
When O and I have a few minutes alone, we usually play a game or paint together.
Yesterday we came up with an impromptu painting game using word association.
It was actually for my benefit, since I didn't know what to draw, so I asked her for some word prompts.

When it was her turn, I started out with nouns, being the simplest to translate onto paper.

As she moved along with the prompts, she drew simple nouns with additional emphasis.
'Popsicle' became a girls long tongue eating said popsicle.

Fire. Eat.

'Eat' was combined with another prompt (the verb, cook) in another level of association; where she took an original picture and combined it with a new prompt.
I love that the verb 'cook' is a fire, not a gas oven!

When I introduced verbs, she didn't even hesitate.
Once the prompt was out of my mouth, she was immediately drawn to her paper with a big light bulb flashing above her head!

The difference in our work?
When she gave me a prompt, it took me several minutes to sit and think of something clever, at which point I didn't even have a clever idea, just the most obvious drawing available!

When I gave her a prompt, her thought went instantly from mind to paper and the verbs in particular, were very inventive!
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” 
― Pablo Picasso

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