|"Say Anything" on an Etch-A-Sketch (Photo credit: methodshop.com)|
When I first got my hands on an Etch A Sketch, I couldn’t care less who invented it. All of my powers of concentration were harnessed in the quest for drawing diagonals that didn’t resemble corkscrews. All of my buildings had a Bauhaus air about them, built on foundations of carefully retraced lines. Each creation was rooted in the magic of the concept. Draw something special without giving away crucial clues as to how it was done.
You’d think that with all the tablets, electronic wizardry and media formats on offer for children today, a flat-screen monochrome, hand-held drawing machine might be considered passé. Not so, SW had one in her Christmas stocking and it gets passed around very enthusiastically. Of course, I have to hand it back before I leave.