When I was younger I was always on my bicycle. I used to ride to babysitting jobs, ride to the store for candy, and ride around the block. I probably stopped riding my bike as much after I got my first car. At this point I haven’t ridden my bike in years and years and years…. Somehow that much-loved activity has fallen to the wayside. I blame having a job and family and so much laundry to do. I’d like to get back into the habit, but to be honest I am not sure I can do it anymore.
They say you never forget how to ride a bicycle. I hope that is true. I’d like to go on bike rides with Tiny-Small. It seems like the older I get the more I worry about getting hurt, but I don’t want to let fear stop me from having fun. On the other hand, if someone were to forget how to ride a bicycle it would be me because I am really good at forgetting things. If only forgetting things brought a person fame and fortune I’d be like the Robert Redford of forgetting things. People would stare in awe as I demonstrated my skill by walking into the room and wondering what I had been looking for, what I was there to do, and why I was wearing Christmas socks in September. I can hear the applause right now.
Even though I spent years on my bike, I still kind of forgot where all of the parts go. I kept my bicycle drawing simple, mostly because I didn’t want to go outside and stare at Tiny-Small’s bike and because I haven’t had any coffee yet. Drawing before coffee might not be the best idea I had today, but that totally happened.
Now I am writing before coffee. Possibly an even worse idea, but sometimes I like living on the edge like that. It spices up my daily routine. Plus, I slept in late so this post is probably going to get published around noon. Sometimes that is just the way life goes, right?
Thank you to everyone participating. Every time I see one of your stickman drawings it makes me smile. It’s not too late to start if you just stumbled upon this challenge, just remember to use the official hashtag: #31stickmen
Today the prompt is: RIDING A BICYCLE so add your links to the link tool below.
We spent a day at the beach when we were in California. There is nothing as relaxing as having your feet in the sand, feeling the breeze coming off the ocean, and hearing the waves crash. If I could live anywhere I would live on the beach. Unfortunately, so would most other people so the chances of me being able to afford to live on the beach are pretty slim. Unless, of course, I cast away all of my earthly possessions and just become a beach bum. Don’t think it hasn’t crossed my mind. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
Today the drawing prompt is “At the Beach” and I had some fun with this one. I thought I would draw some bathing suit models, but bathing suits don’t fit well on stick bodies. Even Tiny-Small looked at their suits and asked, “What is that they are wearing, Mom?”
Then I drew Shelby here and I loved the way her eyebrows came out. She looks like she is determined and maybe even a little ruthless. She means business.
Then Tiny-Small added some extra details.
I was searching for other adventures in Stickman drawing when I came across this book The Stickman With A Big Bum by Jonny Staples that looks really fun for children ages 7-11. The stickman does all kinds of projects and gives your child instructions to do them too. Apparently his big bum offers some comic relief too.
If you drew a stickman at the beach add your drawing to the link tool below.
Drawing family is probably every kids favorite thing to do. Tiny-Small is no different. She spends a lot of time drawing family pictures that include our pets. Her drawings are so funny and always capture something unique about the person she is drawing. She is also obsessed with drawing cats which is funny because my sister was the same way when she was a kid. Can drawing cats be genetic? Let’s all hope so!
When Tiny-Small drew me I recognized myself immediately. If that isn’t what I look like when I wake up in the morning it is certainly exactly how I fee. Zombie arms, hair sticking straight up, and with a glazed look in my eye is how I start my daily search for coffee. She captured it quite well.
While we were drawing pictures of family we got to talking about how sometimes friends are like family too. So I drew a group of friends.
The best part about making these stickman drawings is Tiny-Small colors them for me afterwards. I like the quick transition and short shelf life of my stickmen drawings. I don’t have any attachment to them so they are the perfect group art project for me and my daughter to share. When this challenge is over I am sure we will find an additional use for them. Maybe they will make an appearance in future collage paintings.
Drawing a family portrait is a technique used in art therapy with kids. There is some debate over whether the drawings really mean anything or not, but I was still happy to see that Tiny-Small drew us all close together, which means she thinks we are all close to each other, and that Jim and I are about the same size, which might mean she thinks we are equally important. She drew herself smaller, but I am sure that’s because she is smaller than we are. I just thought I’d add this little piece in here mostly because I secretly want to be an art therapist one day. It seems like the perfect marriage between art and psychology. Drawing can also be helpful for adults because it reduces stress.
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