Archive for January 2008
How about….me!
January 21st, 2008

Originally posted on May 9, 2007

It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s time for Woogie Wednesday!! This is where we make one of my found object (Junk A Doodle) pieces.

Here’s what we started off with:

I then asked her, what should we make out of all this?
“Mmmmmm…how about me!”
“You?” I said
“YEAH! Hey, where’s my nose?!” she yells.
“Umm…I’m not real sure where it’s going to go.”

Oh boy, how was I going to do this? While she paints the background, I play with the shapes to see how it would work. Ok, I got it! She finished painting the background and then moves on to dancing and singing to Johnny Cash (actually it’s Joaquin Phoenix singing as Johnny Cash) never to return to helping me, but she does want to play with her little head I’ve made.

And here’s how it turned out:

Her response: “Mama, how pretty! THREE! I’m three!”

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How about a……lion!
January 20th, 2008

Originally posted on May 2, 2007

It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s time for Woogie Wednesday!! This is where we make one of my found object (Junk A Doodle) pieces. I was out of town last week away from the Woog so we didn’t get to do it then. I’m also contributing this to Illustration Friday’s theme this week: Remember. Remember to involve your children in your work!

Here’s what we started off with:

I then asked her, what should we make out of all this?
“A yiyon” she says (aka “lion).
I ask her what color it should be an she says orange. “OK, let’s paint it orange.”
She then proceeds to color and paint different pieces. Once assemblage starts, she looses interest in it and moves on to something else but she does check in with me from time to time to see it.

I start having my doubts about picking the light bulb because I have no idea where to put it. Ah, ha! The king of the jungle needs a crown! Perfect! And here’s how it turned out:

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Make ahhh……..cow!
January 20th, 2008

Originally posted on April 18, 2007

This is another thing I’ve been wanting to do on my blog for over a year now. The woog (in case there are any new readers out there, this is my 3 year old, daughter’s nickname) has gotten to the age where she has a huge imagination and likes to help me “work.” So, I’m declaring Wednesdays as “Woogie Wednesday” in the studio. Today she happened to not take a nap so I took advantage of the time. I hope to post one every Wednesday – cooperation permitting :)

Here’s how it works:

I pick out several random objects:

I then ask her what we should make.
“Ahhhh, ummmm……a COW!” she says.
“OK. What color cow should it be?”
“wed” (aka “red”)
And then we go from there with her choosing colors, painting and coloring and then I take what she’s done and put it all together to where it’s a cow.

Not bad for our first go at it. She giggled at the balloon :) Oh, and notice there’s no blue button like in the first picture? Yeah, “we” lost it during our creative chaos. I wanted to sit down with her and look over the before and after to see if she could pick everything out but she’s already onto Dora and snacks, so maybe later.

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