Thursday, August 28, 2014

8 Year Celebration!

Every few years we play this game here, and I'd love for you to join in!  August marked the 8th year anniversary of Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty.  For 8 years I've shared the things my kids make and draw that amaze me, humor me, inspire me.  I've also loved watching the kids' abilities grow and blossom over the course of the 700 pictures found here.  We invite you to celebrate this blog milestone with us by swimming through the Blog Archive and enjoying the kid creativity on display.  Then, play along: Find a favorite drawing and "Lemon Toot" it (re-illustrate)!  Post your image on Twitter with the hashtag #LemonTooted or email it to me at zenzart @ hotmail dot com
I'll add new contributions to this post for the next 3 weeks or so.
Have fun!!!

6/23/14 -- by Elijah at age 8:

by Doug Jones:

10/28/13 -- by Lily at age 10:

by Adhitya Zulkarnaen:

10/23/13 -- by Evie at age 4:

by Dad:

8/22/13 -- by Elijah at age 7:

by Stacy LeFevre:

8/16/13 -- by Elijah at age 7:

by Jonathan Reincke:

1/23/12 -- by Elijah at age 6:

by Julie Phillipps:

1/19/11 -- by Elijah at age 5:

by Dad:

1/18/11 -- by Gracie at age 10:

by Dad:

8/14/10 -- by Lily at age 7

by Teressa Ong:

7/9/10 -- by Isaac

by Dad:

10/18/08 -- by Gracie at age 8:

by David Mottram:

10/3/06 -- by Isaac at age 8:

by Ivan Mendoza:

Dive into the Archive and play along!

See the 3 Year Celebration HERE

See the 5 Year Celebration HERE

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


by Gracie

Gracie made this Elsa doll for baby sister Maggie :)

Lizard King

These are a few years old now, but I've never shared these awesome altered playing cards Gracie painted for me.  I love 'em!


Friday, July 25, 2014


by Isaac

Isaac's second piece of digital art...  He's a natural!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ones & Zeros

Dragon Rounding
by Isaac

Isaac made his first piece of digital art!  Wowsa!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Some recent flower paintings by Lily...

Monday, June 23, 2014


Spy Beasts
by Elijah

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Scuba Bear
by Gracie

Gracie's been making some mighty fine digital art!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Light Headed

A cool robot lamp Isaac made for fun last summer

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Family Devotions Sketchbooks

For a year and a half now, the kids and I have been keeping Family Devotion Sketchbooks.  Instead of taking notes about the Bible lessons we study together as a family, we try to record what the Lord is teaching us that day through a visual snapshot.  I've found that it's been a great help to me in remembering these great truths.  And it's fun to flip back through the catalog of pictures, quickly and easily identifying particular lessons gone by.

Here are some of the pages from the kids' books:


Family Devos by Lily

Psalm 1:1-6

Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs 24:30-34

Jeremiah 2:12-13


Family Devos by Gracie

Hebrews 12:1-13

Proverbs 22:3-5

Colossians 3:12-15

I Thessalonians 5:15


Family Devos by Isaac

Luke 6:41-42

John 15:9-12

Proverbs 4:23-27

Philippians 3:1-4

If you want to see some of Dad's family devo sketches, you can click Here...