Monkey Timberlake

28oct13

On the Hagley roadworks…
“They just want to dig and dig and dig. They’re just like babies. They’re just like naughty babies!”

naughty digging baby

“We’re animals, you know.”

man monkey

“He’s very handsome.”

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

– age 5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days

Picasso crisps…

20oct13

“I’m gonna do a Picasso.”

Talise Picasso_20oct13

Daddy: “Talise, do you want some crisps?”
Talise: “Yeah… why do you ask?”

22oct13

Daddy: “You are a wally.”
Talise: “I’m not!”
Daddy: “You are.”
Talise: “Not to me.”

24oct13

“When you’ve finished my hair, it feels all new.”

– age 5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days

Chinese team-playing cake…

17oct13

“I did a mistake on the picture and I writed ‘mistake’ and a arrow to point at it.”

“I wish I had some diamonds to stick on my shoes, because they’ve lost a bit of sparkle.”

18oct13

When Daddy asked what one of the people at her breakfast club does…
“She wears a blue jumper and she is a team player.”

To Daddy while making his hair into a spike…
“You’re very handsome.”

19oct13

“This will take me 14 days [to do her picture]… I know it will! So it’s colour, sleep, colour, sleep, colour, sleep… [etc].”

“I can’t stop drawing, you know… I really can’t, because I’m a artist.”

“These are fabuloso, Mummy.”
– her new glitter gel pens

“Can you not put that on Facebook?”
– when Mummy took a video of Talise & Daddy singing to Chris De Burgh’s ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’

Talise: “Imagine if the sea could talk.”
Daddy: “What would it say?”
Talise: “Hello there, I’m called Sea!”

“This is Chinese writing.”

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“I can eat my cake while closing my eyes.”

– age 5 years 3 months 3 days

What is real?…

16oct13

To Daddy…
“You’re real! I thought you was a statue!”

She has developed an appreciation for the sculptor Ron Mueck.

ron mueck wild man

– age 5 years 3 months 1 day

Rainbow of dogs…

15oct13

Just before falling asleep…
“Who let the dogs out! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh-ooh!”

barbie fashion dogs + cat

16oct13

Talise: “Do you think when Mummy’s 21 she’ll be a photographer?”
Daddy: “You mean 41.”
Talise: “I call it 21.”

When she’s doing some writing, at the end she writes: “and that’s the end of my sentence.”

While drawing a rainbow…
“I realised, the colours I’m doing, they’re autumny.”

autumn leaf rainbow

– age 5 years 3 months

Fabulous creations…

12oct13

Sculpted at WAG (Wolverhampton Art Gallery)

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On Wolverhampton…
“This is a messy town.”

To Mummy…
“Daddy… matches with you.”

14oct13

“Hold that pose and then… atchoo!”

“Polar bears live where Santa lives… and I think they’re his pets.”

To Daddy, referring to our art skills…
“I am fabulous… and you are fabulous… and I am called Talise Machine…”

Daddy: “If you weren’t a person, what would you be?”
Talise: “You would just… be… a giant sandwich.”

giant sandwich

– age 5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day

Colourful whale trump…

5oct13

“No sneezes or trumps allowed.”

Birmingham…
“It’s colourful.”

colourful digbeth

The Selfridges building, Birmingham…
“It looks like a whale.”

selfridges whale

9oct13

“I wish I could turn my head all the way around without moving my body… like a owl.”

Eastern screech Owl - 180°

“I wish I had a white skirt… and white hair… but that is a bit grannyish.”

– age 5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days

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