Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by Michael with 9 comments

Table the next theme!

This piece is one of many by the talented, whimsical, and inspiring young Chinese artist, Oamul Lu.
Check out his website and tumblr archive too. If you dig, you'll find some surprisingly sweet animations along the way. :)

Hmmm... so, what should we dive into next? As it happens, I have some family commitments stretching out over the next few weeks. With that said, our next venture then won't actually be due until August 4th. Sorry about that, but just think of all the possibilities you could muster in the interim for some kind of PICNIC! Chew on this for a while and I'll see you back here shortly. :)

BTW, if you get your piece done earlier, you can always link back to this post at any time. (The URL remains the same even after updating the title and adding the sign up.)

P.S. I seem to recall an illustration Wanda did years ago of some ants scurrying off with picnic table scraps. My apologies to those of you around back then if indeed this theme was suggested before. Obviously, it escapes me now. Never mind, one will hardly suffer passing the Grey Poupon around once more. :)

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Published Thursday, July 02, 2015 by Michael with 17 comments

Little Critters. SIGN UP NOW!

See my other lil' critters

It looks like Little Twitters was a popular theme so how about we continue down that path and explore the world of LITTLE CRITTERS in general? Could be a cricket (like I did above, back in 2009) or a ladybird/bug, hedgehog, or even one of those funny little enchidnas that Donna loves so. Hmm... You tell me. Can't wait to see what each of us settle on. If you happen to have a personal story to accompany your entry, by all means, write that in too. Fun, fun. Time to explore the undergrowth once again.....

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Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Michael with 26 comments

Little Twitters (due June 30th).
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Just Add Water by Delphine Doreau (a brilliant French illustrator)

So, figured it out yet? It doesn't have to be complicated, but does involve small creatures, LITTLE TWITTERS, to be exact. Isn't that going to be just darling? I can't wait to hop on board this one. Over the next fortnight though, I don't expect any of you to be in any sort feathered frenzy, so to speak! No, just having fun. Play with it. To get us going, I've even added some LITTLE BIRDS to our CT board, should you want to flutter over there. Up to you.

As usual, I'll add the sign in on the due date. In the interim, I hope to even write a post prior, within the week or so on some words of wisdom from someone I call, my Little Yoda. Keep your heads up for that one. :)

Before you go, do let us know your thoughts on this theme and what you thought of our Aqua collection as a whole, if you did that or not. I thought they were stellar! Everything from bathing suits to flowers to plastic wrap to ballet! I'm still chuckling over Donna's wonderfully named "Aqoala". What fun! Thank you, all. 

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