Friday, April 5, 2013

E is for Etch A Sketch Art

Happy Friday! Welcome to Day E of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. ☺

Today's inspiration is something I didn't learn about until recently, but I find it absolutely fascinating—Etch A Sketch Art! George Vlosich has been creating art using the Etch A Sketch since he was ten years old. Now his pieces are featured in galleries throughout the world. Talk about inspiring! You can see photos of Vlosich's amazing creations at his Web site. The video I've posted here is a time-lapse of the creation of one of his pieces, which took one hundred hours to make. Enjoy!



Also, just a reminder: If you have a minute, please check out the haiku I posted today for the Pulitzer Remix Project. You can find it here. Thanks again to those of you who have been reading and commenting on my poems. I'm very grateful for your support!


Wishing you all a creative and magical Friday. ☺

84 comments:

  1. Wow that Etch A Sketch Art was really creative.

    I love how you work the haiku!

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    1. I can barely draw a line with an Etch A Sketch. LOL

      About my haiku: thanks!

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  2. How on earth does someone do that? That's simply amazing.

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    1. I wouldn't know where to begin.

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  3. i know, how on earth is right--100hrs!!!! people constantly amaze me--good one dana :)

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  4. That is absolutely uh-mazing!! I remember etch a sketch from my childhood, and that wouldn't be as easy as he makes it look.

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    1. I know! It's amazing what some people can do.

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  5. WOW, that is amazing!!! That would be so hard with an etch a sketch! Talk about the king of patience!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  6. Now THAT'S an art! I can barely make a square on an Etch-a-Sketch! Very cool, thanks for sharing. happy A to Z-ing!
    Jess / Blogging on the Brink

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by. ☺

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  7. Simply Amazing!! that's pure talent right there:)

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  8. Love the Etch a Sketch! lol. how fun.

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  9. Amazing! I think what I like so much about the idea of Etch-A-Sketch art is that the artist is devoting so much time into a medium that is considered to be so transitory. It could disappear at any moment!

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    1. He takes something out of the Etch A Sketch when he's finished to make his art permanent, but from what I understand, one wrong move while he's working and ... gone!

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  10. Wow! That's so impressive! I don't think I'd ever have the patience (let alone the artistic skill) to even attempt that!

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  11. WOW definitely amazing video! I can't even draw a straight line with an etch a sketch!

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  12. I have fond, incredibly frustrating, memories of my Etch A Sketch!

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    1. I have those, too. And now my son owns one of these things, so I can make new frustrating memories. LOL

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  14. My Etch-a-sketch art certainly never looked that good! Can't imagine spending so much time on a piece, but this author must have a ton of patience! Happy E Day!
    tm

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    1. He sure must!

      Have a great day. ☺

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  15. Magical video....Have a great weekend Dana.:)

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  16. Delightful, Dana. You've posted some pretty neat things this week!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I'm glad you're enjoying them.

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  17. That's freakin' talent!! I'd be happy to be able to draw a heart on an Etch A Sketch! Wow, wow, wow!!!

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    1. Same here. He's pretty amazing.

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  18. So much to draw in such a small space that took so long to disappear so quickly. Thank goodness for 21st Century Technology to preserve an amazing art for the ages. George must have had a long attention span as a 10 year old or maybe just a 'lone gull'.
    Well done, Dana!
    Sue~CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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  19. Amazing that I could not even write my name straight on one let alone draw a picture.
    Have a good weekend

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    1. I'm with you. I can barely draw a straight line on one of those. :)

      Happy weekend!

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  20. I used to love playing with my Etch a Sketch when I was a kid. I never did anything this fancy, though!

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    1. I didn't either. I bought one for my son because I enjoyed mine so much. :)

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  21. I could never etch a sketch other than the scrawling of my name! Very cool to see what can be done!

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    1. I don't think I'd have the patience—or the attention span!

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  22. Sometimes things inspire, this made me feel inadequate. :)

    HMG

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    1. I'm inspired by his creativity and talent, but yeah, I know I could never hope to come close. :)

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  23. That's so cool! I never spent much time with an Etch A Sketch, but I think it fascinates me more as an adult than it did when I was young.

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    1. Buy one for your son! That way you'll have to show him how to do it. ;)

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  24. I never cease to be amazed at the things you find to share! Thanks.

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  25. My children never produced anything like that on their etch-a-sketches!

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    1. Mine either—and neither have I!

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  26. Gulls? I guess you are living close to water....Loved the Haiku.

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    1. Thanks, Eve. :) I do live close to water, but what I'm writing for the Pulitzer Remix project are found poems. The other poets and I have each been assigned a Pulitzer-prize winning novel, and we remix the words we find in those novels to create our found poetry. It's a lot of fun, and I'm honored that I was invited to participate. :)

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  27. Wow, I feel like a real underachiever. All I ever drew on mine was a smily face!

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    1. You did better than I did. All I remember drawing were boxes!

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  28. I loved this as a kid even though my creations were nothing like that! LOL
    My sons have a regular size Etch A Sketch and a smaller one that we play tic-tac-toe on.

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    1. They're still fun, aren't they? I play with my son's when he's not looking. ;)

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  29. I loved my Etch A Sketch but wasn't nearly as talented! Thanks for sharing.

    Stopped by checking out the A to Z Challenge.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Love, love, love, love, LOVE this!!!!! I was so happy when I got my first Etch-a-sketch because it made me believe I could do the same things as Captain Kangaroo's Magic Drawing Board. In my mind I did things like this! Thanks for this post. I loved it.
    Donna

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    1. I'm so glad this post brought back some good memories! Thanks for the follow. I'm heading over to your blog now. ☺

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  31. I once saw a man on the evening news who could make complex portraits and reproductions of famous art on an Etch A Sketch. Thought it was the neatest thing ever. My uncle can do interesting landscapes on one.

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    1. That's so cool! I would love to be able to watch someone do this in real time. :)

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  32. I remember those I could never make anything but lines with it. I am following from blogging A to Z. I just added you on GFC.

    A MOM'S POINT OF VIEW
    http://www.AMomsPointOfView.com

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    1. Oh, yes. I made great lines, too—and that's all! LOL

      Thanks for the follow. Heading over to your blog now.

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  33. etching inspiration there...

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    1. I know! You should check out his Web site. He explains his process there.

      Happy weekend. ☺

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    1. That sums it up quite nicely! ☺

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  36. Bumped into you during last years challenge. Looks like you're having a blinder this year too. Some great video's and love your theme.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynne! Hope all is well. Heading over to your blog now.

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  37. This guy is amazing! I can barely do my name in block letters! lolol

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  38. I can't even used one of those things! That's amazing!

    If I were him, I would be terrified it might get shaken up or dropped and the art would be gone though.

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    1. He takes out some part of the Etch A Sketch after he's finished working, and that keeps the picture from being destroyed. You can find out more on his Web site (linked in the post). He's really incredible, isn't he? :)

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  39. I always wanted one, but now I am grateful my dad let me play with his drafting tools instead.

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    1. It's nice how sometimes things work out like that. :)

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  40. I always wanted one, but now I am grateful my dad let me play with his drafting tools instead.

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  41. I bet even the folks who invented Etch-a-Sketch can't do that.

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