Thursday, June 24, 2010

He Creates

The Boy is obsessed with Legos right now.  I say right now but he's been obsessed for a couple years now.  It's just that his skill is improving markedly.  Now his creations have defined forms, moving and removeable features, and names. 

This one's named the Robot Chicken:

This one is a roving toy with a tethered escape pod.  The escape pod fits into a crater on the toy's back when in flight.  (Hey, I'm not making this up!  I get extensive, in depth descriptions of each toy's abilities, powers, and story complete with full-volume demonstrations.) 

Both of the above pics were "posterized" on which The Boy thought was very cool!

Of course, it's Thursday so this was created with this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch.  (Can you tell it's one of mine?  LOL.)

Be sure to check out the blog to see the widely different interpretations of my sketch.  I love it!!!

I LOVE the look on The Boy's face here - mingled concentration and sheer joy.  The only thing that's missing that's usually present is his tongue.  His tongue sticks out and darts around in direct proportion to his level of intensity, LOL.

That pic in the middle is a (not so good) shot of a shelf in his room where many of his current fave creations reside.

I love this Cosmo Cricket paper.  It screamed creative play and exploration to me.  I just love the drawings of the concentrating men, lol.  I carried the circle theme throughout the layout with eyelets, grommets, and brads.

This pic is of the HUGE tote he has FULL of Legos.  I don't even want to think about how much is invested in that box.  You know Legos - they're ridiculously expensive.  But the joy they bring makes them worth it.  (p.s.  The little pic at the top of the layout shows 5 sets he hasn't even put together yet!  Summer projects!)

I created this layout with the current These Are a Few of My Favorite Things prompt in mind:  Favorite Toys.

I also submitted this for Scrap Freak's June GDT contest which is also about Boys & Their Toys this month!!!  Check it out.


Antonia Krajicek said...

Wow...the boy has mad skills with the Legos! Those creations are impressive! Cute page and fun sketch :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! U are a GENIUS .... and NOW I think adam and K should TOTALLY MEET!!!! adam has been a LEGO fanatic since he was 2!! Still has a TON of them!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lego paper...and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the circles!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much my dearest for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenneke said...

WOW, gorgeous, really really gorgeous!!! LOVe everything about this layout, GREAT details and pictures!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Fave Things!!


Jana said...

He creates and you also created a great page! I love the messy effect! Thanks for playing with us!

deana said...

Cute toy & cute page! Love how you interpreted the sketch, too! Thanks for joining us at FAV THINGS! :-)

Jeanet said...

I just love all those photo's!Beautiful design and colors!Gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining us at Fave Things!