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    Apr242007

    Found Art Tuesday April 24, 2007: TOY

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    my favorite toy (click to enlarge)

    Welcome to the new edition of Found Art Tuesday! Today's topic is TOY

    When I was growing up my favorite toy was a box of crayons. Crayola was the only brand I ever knew. we used to called them simply crayolas, as in "Will you give me that red crayola? Es mia, esa crayola es mia! Mama!!! Oliver me esta quitando mis crayolas!!!" They used to come in different sized boxes. 6, 12, 18 different colors. On a birthday I got a box that had about 52 colors, or, a gazillion colors in the eyes of a 6 yr. old. This particular box also came with a built in crayola sharpener which I thought was the best invention of mankind, because before this I thought that crayons were doomed to loose their pointy tip which was soo pretty and cool.

    DSC02284.JPGThis is a drawing made in plain white paper and illustrated with what else... crayons. I used a brown pen to draw the outlines and then colored it in a little bit. It's been a while since I've made a freehand drawing like this with nothing glued or other collage made because these were the only supplies I had at hand. (which are my daughter's crayons) As I was drawing this I remembered how much I loved to draw when I was a kid, it was a magical feeling.

    DSC02285.JPGThis drawing has a child-like quality I liked,  it's so different from what I normally do.

    I'm leaving this today at the mall.

    Please take a look to these wonderful  contributions for the project, here:

    Mr T, by Pacha.

    An imaginary robot by Lena Rushing

    Toyin Around by Leah at Creative Everyday

    Doll Diva-Toy by Kathy LaRocco

    And some of you might find this really interesting (Marylin for example), a new form of found art, in the form of Poetry:

    Toy, by The Granola Poet.

    Reader Comments (5)

    This brought back happy memories of my own - I was so excited to get my first "big" box of crayons that had the built-in sharpener, too - I think around the same age, in kindergarten.

    Coincidentally, I posted a drawing I did this weekend in crayon, on a paper tablecloth at a restaurant and I was so touched by how sweet the response was from the waiter. Your drawing would most definitely have enchanted the waiters there!
    April 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertinker
    nice job! the perspective is perfect!
    April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPacha
    oh, this is great, rosa!!

    i did found art this week. here it is. :-)
    http://www.creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2007/04/toyin_around.html
    April 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterleah
    crayons rock! ( : i like your drawing.
    April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLena
    I think crayons were my favorite 'toy,' too. And that big box of 64...with the SHARPENER! That was the BEST!
    May 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

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