Hamster Birthday Parties and Writers Being Silly

Today in funny things writers do, Tao Lin teaches us how to draw a hamster (which are basically just giant faces):

Tao Lin: How to Draw a Hamster from Graham Kolbeins on Vimeo.

Lin’s drawings inspired me to give my own hamsters a try. Here are my hamsters, celebrating a birthday:

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And this is why I’ll never be a children’s book illustrator. Still, it was fun to see a writer like Tao Lin talk about a random, silly thing he likes to do, and it was also fun to give hamster-drawing a try. It’s a nice reminder that play isn’t just for kids–it’s great for creative people of all ages.

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