Pencil/Colored pencil. I took the January challenge. The Viewmaster was definitely one of my favorite toys and one of the few I still have. I still love it!!
latest updates: January 2010
Favorite Childhood Toy, January 2010, Theme Challenge
Its me in my father’s old jacket, I loved to wear, with my favorite toy french rabbit, given to me by my father’s mistress at a time. I named him Tiopa. And amazing toy gun I loved to play with and kept under my pillow. I used 2 Conceal brushes for make up I got in CVS for ten bucks (mad cool) and watercolor Lukas in WC Moley.
Favorite Childhood Toy
A stuffed Grumpy Bear was my very first stuffed animal (my sister had one, too, and there is at least one picture of us newly home from the hospital in our carriers with our grumpy bears tucked in with us) and it was my favorite toy all through my childhood. (The scanner washed out the lighter tones, as usual, but the idea is still there).
My favourite childhood toy – Watercolour in a Watercolour Moleskine
This is not exactly a childhood toy but we males never really grow up, do we?
The drawing shows a kite, built by a friend and I in 1972. We were interested in the possibility of taking aerial photographs so, with lots of help from Margaret, who sewed the fabric, this 5 foot monster was constructed. The main problem was how to activate the camera’s shutter but my friend came up with the idea of tensioning a spring next to the camera’s trigger, holding it, in tension, with a length of folded paper soaked in flammable liquid then inserting a slow burning fuse next to the paper. The kite was then launched and eventually the fuse would cause the paper to burn quickly releasing the spring and taking the photograph. We would be able to see the bright “flash” from the ground so we could haul the kite in for another go. This worked well for some weeks and folks used to gather in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park, next to the Botanic Gardens, to watch the fun. Our experiment came to an abrupt end when the thing went on fire and the burning wreckage crashed into the park’s rose gardens. We were asked to go away.
There are two photos included with this ramble. This one shows an actual shot from the kite
and this one is a “Google Earth” shot of the same area.
* Tema Desafío : “Juguetes favoritos en nuestra Infancia”. (Enero 2010) ; Theme Challenge:” Favorite Childhood Toy”. (January 2010). —o— (Español): * Título: “La magia de las pequeñas marionetas”. * Técnica: Collage (papel) , pinturas acrílicas y tinta plateada. Me ha resultado muy difícil la elección. Recuerdo con mucha nostalgia: Mi muñeco “Nenuco” con chupete que me trajeron los Reyes Magos de Oriente Ese es el que más recuerdo con muchísima ilusión a los pies de mi cama al levantarme. ¡Qué enorme felicidad sentí!. Los Juegos educativos como : el Monopoly, El Quién es Quién, Las Palabras cruzadas. La máscara de la srta. Pepis; juegos de construcción como “El Tente”; las muñecas “Barriguitas”; la caja registradora de juguete con sus monedas y billetes; los cacharros de aluminio y frutas de plástico con las que jugaba a hacer la compra con mi prima… —o— * Title: “The magic of small puppets. * Technique: Collage (paper), acrylic paints and silver ink. I found it very difficult to choose. I remember with great homesickness: My doll “Nenuco” pacifier that brought me the Three Kings That is the illusion that I remember with a lot at the foot of my bed when I wake up. What great happiness I felt. He was one of the happiest moments of my life. Educational games such as Monopoly, The Who’s Who, the crossword puzzle. The mask of Ms. Pepis; building games as “Tente” wrists “tummies” puzzles, the toy cash register with their coins and bills; aluminum pots and fruits of plastic with which I played grocery shopping with my cousin …