Earlier this year, attending my children’s Back to School Night where parents walk through their children’s class schedule and meet the teachers, the calculus teacher had us do a warm-up exercise that has nothing to do with math. (He is a quirky teacher.) He gave us an index card and asked us to take a minute or two and draw a pig on it. After giving his spiel about calculus, he then read a list of pig attributes which allowed us to psychoanalyze ourselves.
So, in honor of April Fool’s Day, and taking a break from heavier subjects of discussion in the Cafe, how about getting a nice drink of your choice and draw a pig? No fair looking at the list below until you are finished!
Do you believe this sort of thing actually does have any sort of subconscious psycho-artistic truth to it? Is it any more accurate than astrology?
Some visual “musak” while you are drawing, from www.maniacworld.com/April-Fools-Day-Images.html
OK, “answers” are below. Did you draw your pig? Don’t blame me, I did not make this stuff up.
If the pig is drawn:
Toward the top of the paper, you are positive and optimistic.
Toward the middle, you are a realist.
Toward the bottom, you are pessimistic and have a tendency to behave negatively.
Facing left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates (birthdays, etc.)
Facing right, you are innovative and active, but don’t have a strong sense of family, nor do you remember dates.
Facing front (looking at you), you are direct, enjoy playing devil’s advocate and neither fear nor avoid discussions.
With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.
With few details, you are emotional and naive, you care little for details and are a risk-taker.
With less than 4 legs, you are insecure or are living through a period of major change.
The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are. The bigger, the better listener.
The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life. And again more is better! You a drew large tail, WOW!
It’s been a while, but I believe my pig was drawn facing forward, in the middle of the paper, few details, ears larger than average, part of the body and all four legs visible. Those attributes are reasonable indications of my personality; but not entirely accurate. As to the tail, that’s privileged information … but my pig did have a big smile.
And with that, and June’s kind permission, I am taking a sabbatical from Ragged Cloth for a while. I will check in and try to comment as my dwindling spare time permits. The posts have been so well-written and informative I need to make time in my schedule to at least read them, and keep RCC a part of my artistic education.