Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Create Share Inspire:Vintage Winter Fun: Challenge Week 2

Is it Vintage fun, or just my childhood? 

Shelley Graham Turner sent us this prompt to stimulate our creativity this week. It made me nostalgic. I don't think these drawings are from my childhood, they seem more Forties, or even Thirties (look at the "short pants" on the boys playing in the snow!) than my childhood in the Fifties. But they do look like illustrations from books or cards of that era. 

I started by trying to sketch kids playing in snowsuits. That didn't go so well. They came out big, and blobby, and well kind of like snowmen. 
How can i throw snowballs?
If I can't move my arms!

Snow Angels? Toboggan?
 Which led to this.
Sketch book Snowman

And then this!

I sketched one version in pencil, then did it over in marker. So.... it's a childlike picture of a snowman....with glitter! I had fun doing the drawings, and it's been quite a while since I applied glitter to paper. So that is something.  Yup, I'm just a kid at heart. 

I hope to see a variety of responses to this week's challenge. I believe the idea Shelly would like us to bring to this project is to have fun..stretch your wings, and Play! Click here to visit Shelley and the rest of the gang!


  1. Yes!!! you had all that fun and stayed warm doing it! I love snowmen...and the glitter is perfect!

    1. Thanks, Shelley. I like the little birdies!

  2. Beti! I so enjoyed this post. Seeing the process was so neat, and I love all the sketches and the final product. Nice touch adding the birds! :)