Little Art School

I’m really rushing today and hoping to get this one in under the wire. I ran short on time today and wasn’t sure if I could pull off a post. But I figured I’d just try something fast, so for today’s art supplies prompt we have a perfectly random assortment of art supplies that I…

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Building Dreams

My earliest memories of making things and getting creative all involved building something. In my house, you’d find Erector sets, Licoln Logs, TinkerToys, and my favorite of all time, LEGO®. Shown here in this super quick and loose doodlewash as I had very little time to paint today. There was never a shortage of parts back then to…

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A Sucker For Lollipops

Today we have a sucker or a lollipop or both, depending on how you were raised. When I was little, we actually called these suckers and they were the only good thing about going with your mom to the bank or the dentist’s office. It’s a simple little treat as candy goes, other than the…

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Knight Rider Dreams

Back when I was eleven years old, I was enthralled by a new show called Knight Rider. For anyone who missed this television classic, the premise is that self-made billionaire Wilton Knight rescued police Detective Lieutenant Michael Arthur Long after a near fatal shot to the face. He gives him a bit of plastic surgery and a brand…

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Trying To Skedoodle

Thinking back to the visual toys of my childhood, there are many favorites that comes to mind, like Spirograph, but also rather obscure ones like this. Here we have a little lesser-known cousin to Etch A Sketch (which I doodlewashed last year) called Skedoodle that was released by Hasbro in 1979 and achieved moderate success. Unlike the Etch A…

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Making Sno-Cones

Though I may never have gotten the Easy-Bake Oven I wanted as a child, I did get several different ways to create my very own shaved ice delicacies otherwise known as sno-cones. They seem to be called “snow cones” these days, but back then it was hipper to drop the “w” and form a cool new misspelled word. My very…

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Fancy A Game Of Croquet?

One of the outdoor games I remember most at family gatherings, after lawn darts which I doodlewashed last year, has to be croquet. For some reason, our family stumbled upon a croquet set, often associated with the upper class who would recoil at the thought of lawn darts, and a new tradition was born. For anyone…

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Gee Whiz, It Works!

Today’s prompt is cooking toy, but I can’t remember actually have one of my own as a child. Last year I sketched an Easy Bake Oven, and this year the thing that popped into my head were the rather obscure miniature wind-up toys made by a toy company called Galoob. Shown here in a super fast…

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A Burger & Fries

When it came to food as a kid, my hands down favorite “meal” was a burger and fries. I use the term meal lightly as other than a tiny occasional sprig of lettuce, this delicious American junk food staple is seriously devoid of any useful nutrients for a proper diet. I never really have this combo anymore,…

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