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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Birthday Party

Preparing myself for tomorrow's encounter with 27 kids (not included my own) for a 90 minute bounce, slide, pizza and cake birthday party. They come with a parent at a precise time (6PM tomorrow) to this area full of bouncers and slides, jump and run for 60 minutes. Then the staff directs everyone to a room, have pizza and juice for 15 minutes, then cake and sing happy birthday for the rest 15 minutes left. When the 90 minutes is over, they redirect everyone to the exit door because the next party already started. It is quick and (kind of) painless (for me) way for the kids to have fun and for us to see them with their friends. So to continue my computer slash illustration training, I made the thank you cards. First I had to draw in paper, then scanned the image. Using the Illustrator Program, I colored the image, then printed in photo paper. Simple and fun, and different. Hope everyone enjoys the party. I am having the chills now...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Slow Production.

My extra time is getting shorter, so all I could make was two more penguins, an igloo, and paper decoration that I haven't decided what to do with it. Between kids playdates, doctors appoitments, buy groceries, make lunchbags, and work, my favorite hobby got bumped to the side. Well, one thing I did for myself: got enrolled for Zumba classes for the Summer. Anyway, the igloo shape came from a small kitchen bowl. I just used the clay around to make the igloo. Then one of the penguins was sitting, holding a fishing pole made of piper cleaner from the craft store, with a goldfish cracker hanging on a thread. The paper decorations were made with my big paper punches, one shaped like a flower and a smaller one in a circle shape. The cute penguins are inexpensive buttons from Michaels, glued with hot glue gun. I think they look really nice. Hopefully I will be able to organize a birthday party for my boys.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Organizing paper 3D style.

Practicing using the computer for animations gave me an idea to minimize the paper clutter in my house, and saving my favorite drawings from my kids. After I collected different images from different papers, here is the result of my hard work (I gotta say I'm getting better).