Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Asleep" by Elijah

"Asleep" for Illustration Friday
by Elijah, age 5

Spiderman attempts to wake Sleeping Beauty...

Friday, May 13, 2011

National Doodle Day

The kids have some art for sale!

National Doodle Day is an annual project in which celebrity doodles are auctioned off in an effort to raise money for a charity.  Past doodlers include people like Jay Leno, Tony Bennett, and Barack Obama.  Proceeds from this year's sales will go to help people suffering from Neurofibromatosis, a disease in which tumors attack the nervous system.

Someone from the National Doodle Day committee saw an article about the Z-Kids in the newspaper, decided that they qualified as celebrities, and sent them an invitation to participate!  So their doodles are for sale alongside folks like Kathryn Bigelow, Jeff Bridges, Eric Carle, Carrot Top, Annette Funicello, Neil Gaiman, Julianne Moore, Peter H. Reynolds, Martin Sheen, and Mo Willems.

Here are the Z-Kids' doodles:

You can click HERE to see 150 participants in this year's auction.
And you can click HERE for the auction (auction now over)
Or you can click HERE to to go straight to the Z-Kid doodles, pick up some original art, AND help out a great charitable cause!

Update:  Thanks to anyone who bid on the Z-kids' Doodles!  Our family helped to raise $159 toward the total auction tally!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shadow Puppets

shadow puppets by Isaac, age 12
Dragon and Minli:

A second dragon shadow with lots of moving parts:

The Old Man in the Moon:

The Buffalo Boy:

The Green Tiger:

Adorable Twins:

Movie Time!