Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ninja FLIP: Otterly Adorable

Jessica had a great idea to get us through the awful month of July.  We had a long narrative project that lasted the whole month with weekly goals.

Did I procrastinate?  Yes.  Did I not meet the weekly deadlines?  Um, it's true, I did not really meet the deadlines, though having them there was a really great incentive and it was helpful in proceeding. I actually learned a lot this month doing this.  It was great!

The weekly goals involved writing a story that could be told in four images, making a storyboard for said story, and then completing the images.

I did all of that, though I completely shifted gears halfway through and changed things up unexpectedly.  I had written a nice little story that was okay and short and, I thought, to the point.  And it was.  But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I could condense it and condense it until finally...it just ended up being a single rhyming line, lol.  And the images I had cooked up worked so well together on a single long page that I thought I'd better just roll with it.  Originally I was not going to do all this calligraphy, but it called for it.

Story board for my original piece:

Completed image:


"So many things to pursue,
but giving big hugs is what we *otter* do!"

Now we just have to get through August!
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3 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

July felt like we were in the devils lair here. August is starting out with moderate temperatures. This is bearable. I love your story and the drawings that go with it. So true and sweet.

~!Carey said...

Let's hope August is that way for us all, Lisa! Thanks!! :)

Jessica P said...

Your otters are wonderful, I love the calligraphy. Congrats on a successful finish! :)