This idea kind of came to me last night. Why not a mask? Would Chase like a mask? She really liked the one that she got from the farmer’s market. So I made up a little pattern and cut it out of some felt scraps. So I’m trying to figure out whether or not this is something worth investigating a little further. What if I had some feathers or sequins or something like that? What if the mask had ears and whiskers? I think I’m going to play around with this idea for a little while longer.
Chase thought it was funny when I pretended that I couldn’t see her while she was wearing the mask. Then I asked her if she wanted a cape. She has no concept of the cape but I thought I’d put it out there anyway. That turned into a lengthy discussion between Ben and myself where he further illustrated just how vast the chasm between his childhood experience and mine is. We discussed the merits of various cape fasteners at length. He pointed out the need for quick release to avoid hanging yourself on something. I suggested velcro. Nah, he says, velcro wears out too fast. My next question, of course, was as to exactly how much wear and tear you have to put on something before velcro wears out. His response: look, you don’t need a cape to sit and draw all day or to sit and sew. I beg to differ but I guess I see his point. I’m only going to make capes for kids who sit and draw. If you want a cape for some kind of actual attempts at heroic feats you’d better look elsewhere. I’m just sayin, I think I’m ill equipped.