Some say our family are a bit dotty. I don’t know why.
(to make your own dotty Lichtenstein inspired self portrait, find instructions at Art Projects for Kids here)
Ahead of our planned trip to the Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern, the boys have been learning a bit about Lichtenstein and his art. Today, we made tributes to Lichtenstein based around advertisements. Gman and I based our paintings on adverts from a food magazine, and Waif made his own advert for a games console. We used good ole sequin waste to get the dotty effect. What fun!
Here’s mama’s frying pan:
And Waif’s games console:
A day behind in the Every Day in May challenge soon became two days behind.
I am not sure daily challenges are good for me. Do they motivate me, or do they just put me under pressure and add to my stress levels?!
In any case, I decided rather than play catch up I would just pick up with today’s challenge, and go back and do the other two as and when I can.
Today’s challenge was to draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator. I rummaged at the back and found this nearly-empty jar of goose fat. It is six months out of date. I think it might be best to ditch it now. In any case, I prefer my roasties cooked in duck fat.
And here’s EDiM#9 Draw a lock. This is the padlock from our shed. Thankfully, no-one nipped in and stole our bikes while I had the padlock in the house to draw!
Two more days of the Every Day in May Challenge, although eagle eyed readers may spot that I am a day behind! No worries, just an extra drawing to do today.
EDiM #7 was to draw something you got for free. My most recent treasured freebie was a three month Art Pass, which has gotten me half price tickets to see the Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern. Can’t wait!
EDiM #8 was to draw a coffeepot. Normally I like to draw from real life, but I don’t own a coffeepot so this is drawn from a photo I found online, which makes it feel a bit fake to me. I don’t really do coffee, I’m more of a tea girl myself.
I hope you’re not getting too bored of these drawings, dear reader. I promise I will post about something else soon
Over at the Every Day Matters group, there is a new challenge running for May. The idea is everyone draws the same thing for each day of May. Here are the sketch assignments:
1.Draw something bubbly
2.Draw a favorite sound
3.Draw something that represents joy
4.Draw your socks
5.Draw a pine or fir tree or eucalyptus
6.Draw perfume or a scented product
7.Draw something you got for free
8.Draw a coffeepot
9.Draw a lock
10.Draw something creepy
11.Draw some gloves
12.Draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator
13.Draw a pillow
14.Draw a figurine you have.
15.Draw a pencil, your favorite if you like.
16.Draw something that scares you
17.Draw something from a first aid kit
18.Draw the palm of your left hand
19.Draw something that belongs to someone else
20.Draw your favorite drink
21.Draw the last thing you bought
22.Draw a map
23.Draw a summer joy
24.Draw something that makes you laugh
25.Draw a tote bag
26.Draw a screw
27.Draw something sticky
28.Draw a jug or pitcher
29.Draw something from a pet’s point of view
30.Draw the inside of your closet
31.Draw a houseplant
There’s a Flick group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/edmeverydayinmay2011/ and a Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296443287101735/.
Wanna join in?
Here’s my first sketch for Every Day in May. As you can see, I didn’t have any champagne so went with the next best thing – washing up liquid in water
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