Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Team 'Emo

I regularly give my kids drawing assignments during the summer. I'll tell them to draw each other or I'll tell them to draw their cats or I'll tell them to draw something they see in the backyard. It is so fun to see what they come up with. Their brains are hilarious and creative and delightful.

I gave them their first art assignment of this summer today, inspired by something Quinn said yesterday.

First, this is Sam as he is today.

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Mr. Emo

Sam being emo is a big topic of conversation in my family. Jack and Quinn like to tease him about it in a goodnatured way and he takes it in kind. As you can see from the photo above, Sam has recently discovered Hot Topic and the band merch therein.

Yesterday in the car, we were all talking and Quinn said, "Finding Nemo, but take off the 'N.'"

Which brings me to today's art assignment: Finding 'Emo.

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By Jack

I couldn't have hoped for better results. That fish is the spitting image of Sam with his emo hair and attitude and wearing his jeweled cat ear headband. (By the way—or BTW—the "BVB" in the photo below refers to Black Veil Brides, one of Sam's favorite bands.

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I believe this drawing to be all kinds of brilliant.

Quinn also did a good job of capturing Finding 'Emo.

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Quinn has a more aggressive view of emo culture it seems.

Quinn's overall picture is very nice, but there are some exquisite details.

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See the emo hair and the badass scar? Hopefully Sam won’t get a face scar like that. He’s too preeeeeettty.


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I think this is a band poster. Seems that ‘Emo is emulating his BVB hero.


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I am, however, a little worried about this cat that has to live underwater. I think it might be my cat, Sharky, who maybe can breathe under there because he has an aquatic name?

But what of the man himself? What of Sam? Well. He was all kinds of indignant about the assignment at first, but he totally hopped on board in a fantastic way. In fact, he completed TWO versions of Finding 'Emo.

Version one is an adorable fishy version of Sam himself wearing his headphones.

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Why are emos always so grim?

I hope that underwater Hot Topic he needs to get to has a little waterproof bag for his iPod.

Last, I have for you Sam's "artistic rendition" of Finding Emo.

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For being so sassy and grim, he actually has a pretty good sense of humor. Just don’t tell the other emos.

Thus ends today's gallery showing. Hopefully our featured artists and their clever minds will gift us with some more good stuff soon.

2 comments:

  1. Your guys are so creative. And in a such a humorous way. Well done!

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  2. O.M.G.

    Anyone who says that blogging is dead clearly doesn't read Stimeyland, because this is basically the best post that has ever been posted.

    Also, Sam is clearly bringing the cool back to flutists.

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