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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Artsy Fartsy Friday on Saturday....UGH!




.....late again.


I have not posted an Artsy Fartsy Friday post in a long long long time.... I miss it.


I have let other things get in the way of writing in the blog regularly and I am trying to get my mojo back.


Anyhooo


If you are a Mom of little kids then you have tons of these
                                          
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I love the smell of a fresh new box of crayons.  When I was little the goal...the highest of highs was to get the mamma jamma of all crayons boxes

                             
                              THE 64 COUNT BOX!
                         
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and they had to be Crayola crayons...no other brand would do.



To get that box meant you had arrived at the pinnacle of crayon ownership.

                 You owned ever color in the WORLD and now your skin tones were accurate and trees and flowers had shade and depth........


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           It had a built in sharpener for cryin' out loud!




I think I got that box just once....and if I remember correctly I had to share it with my little brother...


         Which meant one thing...The beautiful gorgeous box of happiness soon became  this...



                                      
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      ...a pile of peeled broken unidentifiable crayons and stuck to them were pieces of other crayons. 

                                         UGH!


 If you are a mom of small kids you probably have a similar pile.


what to do~what to do


Well, this brings me to this week's Art By Artist Robin Murray. The video is self explanatory. His art is GORGEOUS! Take a peek.

                                             
                
                        Uploaded to Youtube by: Robin Murray·                         


Hmmmm... maybe my brother was way ahead of his time. I'm off to find some broken crayons!



Have a Beautiful Weekend!
          
                         Blessings, Joanne



                                                          

18 comments:

  1. The making crayons thing is cool, my daughter-in-law has done it for Anne Marie. YEAH, your weekend art is finally back!!

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  2. P.S. I need to tell her to go further and do the painting thing, I would think you have to do it really fast before they set up again, but here he uses a hair dryer so maybe they don't harden very fast.

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    1. Hi Ginny, Thanks! I think when I try this I may just use acrylics on top. He makes it look so easy.

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  3. I keep losing my mojo for blogging too...but blog when you can. It is amazing what they can do with crayons

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    1. Hi Kim I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way!

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  4. Love how you use pictures on your blog!

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  5. Nice to see your weekend art back!

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    1. Thank Beth, it feels so good to post art again

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  6. We all know that the best crayons are Crayola crayons.......my girls did not like to share they did but they didn't like it..........lol

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    1. Hi Jo-Anne, I had to share almost everything! There's nothing like crayola crayons!

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  7. I love when you do this, you always introduce me to so many amazing forms of art that I never heard of.

    Who would have thought crayon! too freaking cool!

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    1. Hi Alexis, thanks. I cant wait to try this out!

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    2. You my dear would rock! Mine would turn into something that looked like a kid would do. Heck the kids probably would look better ... lol

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  8. That is very cool! You brought back a memory of mine. When I was a little girl my brother and I melted crayons on our radiator (used for heat at that time) and needless to say we got in a lot of trouble.

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  9. very cool! and yes i remember you were the it kid if you were lucky enough to have that big box of imagination!

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