BLOBS #80 RESULTS

Happy RESULTS Day! If you are just checking in, we have returned from a week long camping trip. I taught a Postcard Art class and decided to use the serene surroundings as inspiration for this week's round of Blobs! Check out where shapes began...

      Itty bitty dark cloud spotted in the distance during our Bog drawing.

      Itty bitty dark cloud spotted in the distance during our Bog drawing.

Looking back at pictures I noticed this camo shirt was in front of me during a talent show. I picked one particular shape and edited!

Looking back at pictures I noticed this camo shirt was in front of me during a talent show. I picked one particular shape and edited!

Part of a tree we saw every night at our campfire.

Part of a tree we saw every night at our campfire.

                        Another unusual cloud spotted at the bottom of a huge water slide.

                        Another unusual cloud spotted at the bottom of a huge water slide.

ANNA'S LEFT (CLOUD), AMY'S RIGHT (SANTA WITH SURF BOARD ON SUMMER BREAK)

ANNA'S LEFT (CLOUD), AMY'S RIGHT (SANTA WITH SURF BOARD ON SUMMER BREAK)

ANNA'S LEFT (DINOSAUR), AMY'S RIGHT (GIRL AND HER ELEPHANT BIRD)

ANNA'S LEFT (DINOSAUR), AMY'S RIGHT (GIRL AND HER ELEPHANT BIRD)

ANNA'S LEFT (TREE), AMY'S RIGHT (APE MAKING A TREE HARP)

ANNA'S LEFT (TREE), AMY'S RIGHT (APE MAKING A TREE HARP)

ANNA'S LEFT (ELEPHANT MERMAID), AMY'S RIGHT (ELDERLY TEACHER)

ANNA'S LEFT (ELEPHANT MERMAID), AMY'S RIGHT (ELDERLY TEACHER)

I had two favorites I was eager to color up but wanted to pick only one. It was between ELDERLY TEACHER and GIRL AND HER ELEPHANT BIRD. I liked the way ELEPHANT BIRD had evolved from a camouflage shirt, so I decided to go with that design.

But I ran into problems. My snaffu became the perfect example of how blobs are meant to inspire - not always remain the same shape as when you started.

Here's a replay.

My GIRL AND HER ELEPHANT BIRD were coming along until I placed both characters en route somewhere. I pictured my ELEPHANT BIRD swooping down to get the GIRL to go on some kind of adventure together (her voluntarily going with the BIRD of course), but its trunk was becoming more of a problem than a solution. The whole physical possibility of ELEPHANT BIRD's proportions were hanging me up and I was getting to the point where my idea was feeling forced.

Where things were going...

Not working, right?

So, I abandoned my shape all together but continued with the idea it sparked in the beginning. A giant bird of some sort whisking a girl away.

My ELEPHANT BIRD turned into an oversized egret. Its neck kind of became the exaggerated feature ELEPHANT BIRD'S trunk had in the beginning. And I was happier. The end.

Thanks for stopping by! Oh - and if you're wondering about the ELEPHANT BIRD and it actually existing in this world (like I did)...there WAS such a creature! Read more about this flightless short beaked bird here.