Posts Tagged: the resilient child

Sump pump on backup power – growing observation skills

In this scene, David and Sarah have extended backup power to Gerry’s basement and the sump pump is now running. Problem solved, right? Well, not just yet. The scene is set up showing everyone staring and unsatisfied with the effects

Sump pump on backup power – growing observation skills

In this scene, David and Sarah have extended backup power to Gerry’s basement and the sump pump is now running. Problem solved, right? Well, not just yet. The scene is set up showing everyone staring and unsatisfied with the effects

My thinking face

I missed to post this. It was supposed to come before the last post where the kids found the clues to solving the problem. I needed a scene to depict a moment of thought and observation for the child readers.

My thinking face

I missed to post this. It was supposed to come before the last post where the kids found the clues to solving the problem. I needed a scene to depict a moment of thought and observation for the child readers.

Checking on the neighbors: Before adding shadows

Still working on the drawings…On this scene the family confronts their neighbor Joe and asks him what happened and how they can help. A little background: Jerry’s house is downstream of the Joneses and their town has lost power. Flooding

Checking on the neighbors: Before adding shadows

Still working on the drawings…On this scene the family confronts their neighbor Joe and asks him what happened and how they can help. A little background: Jerry’s house is downstream of the Joneses and their town has lost power. Flooding

Kids don’t get to play in the rain anymore

Scenario:The Joneses have crossed over to get to their unprepared neighbor to see what is wrong. They arrive and the first one out is Blackie followed by Sarah. Joe is out in the driveway bailing water from their flooded basement.

Kids don’t get to play in the rain anymore

Scenario:The Joneses have crossed over to get to their unprepared neighbor to see what is wrong. They arrive and the first one out is Blackie followed by Sarah. Joe is out in the driveway bailing water from their flooded basement.

Illustrating reasoning and a conclusion

I had to think for some time back when I was sketching this scene. It is very simple but for some reason I was overthinking it. This is one of the images where the kids arrive at a solution to

Illustrating reasoning and a conclusion

I had to think for some time back when I was sketching this scene. It is very simple but for some reason I was overthinking it. This is one of the images where the kids arrive at a solution to

Checking on the neighbors…

Hmm today is kind of a downer. I just am not seeing much movement on the Kickstarter campaign. I have received tons of email about folks offering to spread the word. I am guessing some of these may be scams,

Checking on the neighbors…

Hmm today is kind of a downer. I just am not seeing much movement on the Kickstarter campaign. I have received tons of email about folks offering to spread the word. I am guessing some of these may be scams,

Battery bank education

Here is the basement battery bank scenario in color, with the added white space 🙂 The battery bank is composed of multiple G2 golf cart batteries, an inverter and a 3 phase computer controlled charger. All of this connects to

Battery bank education

Here is the basement battery bank scenario in color, with the added white space 🙂 The battery bank is composed of multiple G2 golf cart batteries, an inverter and a 3 phase computer controlled charger. All of this connects to