Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mecha


Robots
by Isaac

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tweets




Birds
by Gracie

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jedi


Kit Fisto
by Elijah

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hoodie


Memory
by Gracie

Not sure what the story is here, but clearly there is one...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fuzzy Pizza Productions

Here are some videos the Z-kids have made over the years on their book review blog Bookie Woogie:

Grace Lin's "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"




Lloyd Alexander's "The Black Cauldron"




Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad"




A behind the scenes look at the making of "Frog and Toad"



Here's Isaac's original free-styling harmonica score for "Frog and Toad":


And here's their newest: a mashup of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" and Spider-Man



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Woogie of the Bookie

Here are a few favorite pieces of artwork that the kids have recently shared at their other blog Bookie Woogie:


by Gracie, inspired by "Ollie the Purple Elephant"


by Isaac, inspired by "Blue Chicken"


by Elijah, inspired by "The Prairie Thief"


by Gracie, inspired by "Fashion Kitty"


by Lily, inspired by "The Monstore"


by Isaac, inspired by "Grandpa Green"


by Lily, inspired by "Grandpa Green"


by Gracie, inspired by "Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters"


by Elijah, inspired by "Giant Dance Party"


by Gracie, inspired by "The Watcher"

Stop by Bookie Woogie for lots of book related fun!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Shark. Man.


Sharkman 2013
by Isaac

I found Isaac doodling a little updated version of the character he invented seven years ago

Thursday, October 24, 2013

a boy, a bear, a girl

Here are a few random drawings by Lily that I've saved.  They way she draws, it looks like she's creating actual characters with real personalities...



 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Girlish

These are the type of awesome people Evangeline would draw last year...







 

 

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Flora


Paper Roses
by Gracie

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Soak


Panda Hot Tub
by Isaac

more fun pen work, more cool lettering...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Metalsome

 
Robot
by Elijah

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Highly Collectible


It's the 400th post on Bookie Woogie!  And in sticking with tradition, today I'm sharing just a few cards from our full-to-bursting Packs of Family Trading Cards.

"Family Trading Cards? What are those?" you might ask.  Years ago -- 7 or 8 years perhaps -- our family started making our own Trading Cards and swapping them amongst ourselves.  And we still do it to this day.

Here's how it works:  every so often, Dad cuts up paper into uniform rectangles and hands out 5 or 6 blank cards to each member of the family.  The cards can then be filled with anything.  Absolutely anything.  No rules.  All the completed cards get returned to Dad who shuffles them and randomly passes them back out.  And the trading begins!  It's fun and furious as everyone scrambles to wheel and deal for the day's favorites.  It gets quite competitive.

Everyone has their own pack of cards they've collected over the years, all of which by now contain hundreds upon hundreds of cards.  They are highly treasured.  And it's always fun to shuffle through the collections to see how everyone's drawing skills have developed over the years. 

Here is a sampling of recent cards we've created:


 by Elijah


 by Lily


 by Gracie


by Isaac


by Mom


by Dad

This is the 6th time I've shared a peek into our Trading Card packs.  If you'd like to see all the Trading Card posts, just click: HERE

Monday, August 26, 2013

Middle Earth

We read through Lord of the Rings together as a family a little while ago.  As she sat and listened night after night, Gracie often drew pictures of the way she imagined Tolkien's characters...
Here are a few:


Galadriel


an Ent


an Entwife

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pointy


Creepy Beastie
by Elijah

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Portrait


Dad
by Evangeline

Friday, August 23, 2013

Marvelous


The Wasp
Redesign by Gracie

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Two Sheets





 You know it's a big guy when he takes up two pieces of paper... 


Tall Monster
by Elijah

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Freckles


Self-Portrait - 2013
by Lily

This is becoming a great series: click for earlier self-portraits
 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blast!


Robot Monster!!!
by Isaac

Isaac really enjoys playing around with lettering now...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Viking Garb


Meg the Viking
by Lily

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bloomin'


Twisty Little Tree
by Isaac

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Flower Power



Flower-Headed Girl
by Evangeline, at age 4

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pet


Ninja taking a Fire-breathing Dinosaur for a Walk
by Elijah

Possibly the most awesome-ever picture ever drawn ever.  Ever.