What a week! There was a little product design going on, graphic design for a September book launch, a whole load of 3d ladybug detailing for an art gallery exhibit, final tinkering of website shop text + photos and trying to make the last days of summer the best they can be before school starts! I think my fingertips have had a perpetual coat of sharpie on them this whole week.
Today marks the 50th week of BLOBS! This website was launched back in June 2014 and I am grateful THE BLOB BLOG has turned into a playground where characters can live and grow. Not only has it sprouted a weekly activity my kids and I can enjoy together, but it has inspired product, research and shape exploration I never would have embarked on if it did not exist.
Back in April/May I wanted to recognize and celebrate the 50th week of BLOBS by building on to this site. And with the incredible help of IDEATION, I now have a Store, Activities, School Visits Page and other corners that have been tidied up. Please take a look! Its been challenging juggling kids home for the summer + wonderful sunshine + not wonderful piles accumulating in my house + daily dinner menus + new author/illustrator responsibilities + sticking to what used to be an easy exercise regimen + story making, but its a step forward. And - I am celebrating with you.
Thanks for visiting and returning. Here is your sheet of the week!
Results are in and we have some flexible creatures below...keep scrolling to find a Hot-Dog-O-Teer (someone who sells hot dogs), furry friend and a snail that can stand.
We will be camping next week and away from cables, plugs and devices. BLOBS will resume August 3rd. Onto designs! Enjoy.
Thanks for checking in today! BLOBS were a little tricky (for me) and we didn't get started until Thursday. But, I did make some discoveries when I was stuck. Shape 3 shouted something with HORNS. Only curled horned animals came to mind though, so I did some quick research. Check out my findings. Not only were all of these names new to me, but the beautiful horns looked like pieces of sculpture. The straightest pair belonged to the Saiga, residing mostly in Russia. Have you ever seen a nose like this? What a wonderful snout. I did more image surfing for multiple angles. Worth some googling and oogling. It reminds me of an anteater + camel + deer.
And on to designs! Enjoy...
We are BACK! Thanks for checking in. Some excellent characters have been cooked up...a dancing caterpillar, minotaur and frightened raindrop are just a few! Keep scrolling and enjoy...
Check back on Monday for new BLOBS!