Thanks for stopping by on Results Day! It is nice to be back to Character Creating- the Blob way. The value these little exercises hold aren't quite clear until you actually try them, though. I was reminded of that this week. After being away from the posting routine, it felt great to be surrounded by inspiration again.
Another highlight to doing Blobs is seeing what my kids can come up with - in only minutes! I am always fascinated. And I think they like me being fascinated. Knowing they created the answer and that it's absolutely not correctable - is gold to them.
The next moment of glory? Sharing. Each child gets the spotlight and they talk about what they came up with, it's name and how the idea blossomed. I just love ooouing and awwwing and their free thinking opens ME up too.
If you follow me on Twitter/FB or subscribe to my newsletter, I mentioned that these shapes came from a specific place we visited recently on vacation. Did you guess? Maybe it's a familiar location, but if not - here's a virtual getaway to Moab, Utah for you...
On to characters!
The character that had the most backstory potential was Bowling Pin (Balanced Rock). His frustration seemed pretty straight forward. I decided on a black and white cartoon because he was birthed with a punchline. The dramatic cross hatching added to the sketchy darkness looming behind the other pins.
I liked that Bowling Pin had attitude, broke from the mold and embraced change! This was a fun one to do. I hope you enjoyed the relaunch this week and please check in for a new set of shapes Monday!