Monday, October 14, 2013
Draw a Potato
After the time was up I would tell them to put their potatoes back in the basket. I would collect their drawings and then dump the potatoes into the middle of the room. The next step was to go and find your potato. And the enormous surprise was that everyone was able to do this every time. Occasionally someone would confuse his or her potato with someone else's, but in that case they would both refer to their drawings, and that process always allowed them to prove which was which.
So tonight as I got some potatoes out to cut up and cook, I did the old Draw a Potato exercise. It's amazing how much there is to see in a potato when you really start looking. I had only four potatoes and didn't want to stop with drawing #699, so I drew a little pearl onion to bring the grand total up to 700.