Nov 12, 2013
I had a day off so I got motivated and went to the Museum of Natural History. The best thing to draw is the stuffed animals in the dioramas. As I sit there drawing, I get to overhear conversations. I was surprised at the amount of people who don't know it's real stuffed animals. They question the proper size of the animals as if the Museum recreated the animal using fake materials and then screwed up the sizes. One kid watching me draw, told his mom that I should try to get a job as an artist. Another kid asked if he could take my drawing book home with him. I gave him some squirrel stickers instead. I was surprised that amongst all the dioramas of lions, cheetahs, giraffes and gorillas, there was not a single diorama of squirrels. New Yorkers may have to raise some money to upgrade the museum, if you know what I mean.