Space Beavers and other creatures



Mica Angela Hendricks is an accomplished artist who has recently become internet famous after blogging about collaborating with her four-year-old on drawings such as these. The collaboration started with a chance encounter when sharing a sketchbook. To keep the peace, the artist gave her child a lady's head to draw on, and when the child had finished 'scribbling' on it, the result that came back was the dinosaur lady, below.
Soon, she began flipping through my sketchbook, looking for more heads.
"Do you have any heads for me today?" she would ask me each morning. So, I began making a point at night to draw some faces for her (which was my pleasure -- faces are my favorite part, anyway). She would then pick up a pen with great focus and begin to draw. Later, I would add color and highlights, texture and painting, to make a complete piece. Sometimes, she filled in the solid areas with colored markers, but I would always finish with acrylics later on my own. [HuffPost]
The collaboration has been featured on many news outlets, affecting a wide audience on a very basic level. The lessons to take away?
"Try not to be so rigid. Yes, some things (like my new sketchbook) are sacred, but if you let go of those chains, new and wonderful things can happen. Those things you hold so dear cannot change and grow and expand unless you loosen your grip on them a little... Most importantly, I learned that if you have a preconceived notion of how something should be, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE DISAPPOINTED. Instead, just go with it, just ACCEPT it, because usually, something even more wonderful will come out of it". 
The experiment has given Mica some well-deserved attention; she is a prolific artist, and a very talented tattoo artist, in addition to producing some fascinating craft work. Support her by buying a print.







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