Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Home Spun comic strip #539

Home Spun comic strip #539

DaVinci, ultimate Renaissance man, had all of these wonderful talents. It's a shame he never completed many of the projects he started. Here is a monologue by Marina of the inner workings of DaVinci's mind. Marina seems to channel his spirit:

"I'm painting...I'm painting...oh look! Birds! Look at them flying! I wonder how they do that? Hey you know what would be awesome? A flying machine! Then we could all just fly around and...Oh! Tides! I wonder what the timing is for that? I should study that...A corkscrew! A corkscrew would be great for moving water up from lower parts...Hey! That reminds me of a war machine! You know what would kill a lot of people really efficiently? This wheeled...thing...that shoots arrows from all directions and...Hey! That gives me a new idea for applying paint that would make frescoes last longer. What should I use? Eggs maybe? That gives me an idea for a new vegetarian recipe! I should have a cooking show! I can imagine an awesome theme song. I should compose it and play it on the mandolin, the lute, and the flute...AT THE SAME TIME!"

For more information on DaVinci, here is a great introduction to the artist and his work at the Museum of Science website. For a more detailed look at DaVinci, you can look at the special interactive feature designed for the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

8 comments:

Mama Self said...

I read that and thought of a couple of my kids (one in particular). I wonder if only the really important projects get completed for these types of personalities... :)

Have a great rest-of-the-week!

Kez said...

lol, sounds like my little inventor!

Jane said...

I just read your post to my husband. He said the DaVinci part sounded like me. Our third son, in his bedroom, said it sounded like me, too. He was suppose to be asleep. I enjoy your blog. I found you from the Homeschool Apologist, or Boarding in Bedlam... need to get back to painting.....

Inner Elder said...

Fantastic post, Tina. Marina, I love your creative depiction of Da Vinci's thought process. BTW my group really loved your knitted snail. Thank you both for starting my day with a smile. Love, Mom/Grandma

flmom said...

Love this!

~Karen said...

This is MY mind, never mind the kids!

Nancy said...

Fun depiction of DaVinci's thought process! Cute comic, too. Thanks for sharing this!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Love it...you should see my kitchen now that Eli has found cake. LOL

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