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How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading

As you may or may not know balloon animals often visit the Idea Emporium Bakery and are partial to ice cream sodas. I don't know a great deal about balloon animals that have came to life, but I can only theorize then, that the balloon animals are not lactose intolerant, which is a good thing.… Continue reading How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading

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Gallery of Cupcakes

Care to join the virtual designers with your own cupcake design to the Gallery of Cupcakes? Fun Activity: Help Design Some Cupcakes Enter the Cupcake Room, and design a cupcake, but don't be afraid of making mistakes (see reject cupcakes). Print out and download the sheet below to play. Send me your pics and I… Continue reading Gallery of Cupcakes

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Creative Prompt: Stars in Jars

Take out a sketchbook and draw and doodle ideas for…if you could catch Stars in Jars. In the Invention Room, they do just that. And later sell them in the mall. If you are a writer, write about it. Tell me about this invention. Tell me about stars. Design thoughts: Are the stars pointy? Do… Continue reading Creative Prompt: Stars in Jars

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Creative Prompt of the Week: Talk Two-Headed Giraffe

I met a two-headed giraffe today. He was buried in a rummage sale. Must have gotten lost somewhere along the way, most likely because he was missing two ears. As boss of the Idea Emporium Mall, I am in charge of hiring. This guy seriously needs a job. So, help me out. What department should… Continue reading Creative Prompt of the Week: Talk Two-Headed Giraffe