Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 14 - A Fear of Heights

An inopportune moment for Norman to realize he has a fear of heights.

Perhaps some fears are well-founded.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 13 - Birthday Bot

Combination of a crazy, unproductive day and lack of proper birthday card?  A birthday bot.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 12 - Violet the DuckBot

Deep down, Violet never felt like an oil can . . .

. . . somehow she always knew she'd make a much better vase.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 5 - Chalkboard Roboto

 From banished, cheap tv stand . . .

. . . into legless, painted table top with pieced-together robot stencil . . .

. . . to finished Chalkboard Robot!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 4 - Flash, Robo SuperHero

Flash liked to take a moment to strike a particularly heroic pose before doing the actual rescuing.

Here, kitty, kitty . . .

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 3 - Doing the Robot, Lincoln Log Style

Lincoln log robot head constructed with the instruction of Gray.  Dancing boys courtesy of my child-bearing hips.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 2 - Mini Marshmallow Robots

Left to right:  Gray's, mine, Den's.  (Yes, I'm aware they look a little more like deranged snowmen.)

The clean-up proved to be more visually interesting.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 1 - The Stare Down

An Explanation

We, the Jackson Clan of Chaos, are going to try the "Make Something 365" challenge put forth by Noah Scalin:  Choose a theme or medium, then make something every day for a year.

Brief background from his site skulladay.blogspot.com:
"My name is Noah Scalin and I made a Skull-A-Day for a year. I started by making an orange paper skull on June 4th, 2007 and posting it online saying, 'I'm making a skull a day for a year.' I made my 365th skull on June 2nd, 2008 (and even posted a bonus skull the day after since it was a leap year!)."

I found Noah's book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal online, ordered it, and became inspired to give this challenge a try.  Today, I introduced the idea to the boys and quickly found cautious enthusiasm, heavily sprinkled with subject dissension.

So because we couldn't all agree on a subject, we're going to start two projects:  365 Baseballs-a-Day and 365 Robots-a-Day.

The boys, headed by my slightly obsessive son Rylan, will be in charge of the baseball project (a-baseball-a-day.blogspot.com).  And, I, the definitely obsessive mother, will be in charge of this robot project, while filtering/incorporating the offspring's input.

To date, general follow-through has not been our strong point, so feel free to verbally accost, forcefully tackle, or otherwise make us guilt-ridden and, therefore, accountable.

And so it begins . . .