Inspired {Dr. Seuss}

As most of you know,
Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2.
You can find Seuss-related activities everywhere,
there is definitely a Dr. Seuss cult following.
Most tend to focus on Seuss the Author
but what about Seuss the Illustrator?

Today, we've been inspired by
Dr. Seuss
We didn't focus on creating works using the same pencils or paper as Theodor Geisel
(he liked to use pencils, pen, ink, and watercolors)
We mostly focused on how and what he drew

Look at any of his books,
you will notice lines around his characters showing movement.
Study the different lines, what do they imply?
Green Eggs and Ham has a lot of different motion lines.
One super fast car

Goofy characters (with just as goofy names) are created by combining parts from different creatures
Behold, the Moggy! Part whale, part doggy.

A variety of fantastical landscapes fill the pages,
some zany, yet structured cities...
some continuing on like mazes that appear to never end.
A Seuss-ian maze

After looking through many books and comparing and contrasting his illustrations
we came across the book,
I wanted to see if we could draw with our eyes shut
Mommy's
Miss C thought this was hilarious and absurd!
She kept trying to peek and would giggle when I caught her.
 At first she was upset when she didn't pick the right colors or draw in the right spot,
but, 
when she realized that the crazy pictures she drew resembled Dr. Seuss's drawings the most,
she relaxed and had fun with drawing while her eyes were closed.

We had a wondrous Seuss-filled day!
"Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

4 comments:

  1. You seriously never cease to amaze me! This is probably one of my favorite posts and not just because I'm a fan of Dr. Seuss. I love it because of the way you look at providing your girls with different opportunities. All the ways you were inspired by Dr. Seuss's illustrations were wonderful and I absolutely adore the pictures of C drawing with her eyes closed. That just sounds like a lot of laughs!

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    1. Thanks Joyce! We had a lot of fun doing it, and there were a lot of laughs, especially when we were creating creatures

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  2. Interesting experiment (and reaction to) drawing with closed eyes. This looks like a lovely way to open up a child's idea about what is "right" and "wrong" in drawing/art (as in there's no wrong!) I love this idea and would love to see how my own daughter reacts.

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  3. Love this. We have the book: the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss so I totally understand focusing on his illustrations....they are amazing! The secret art ha awesome paintings and sculptures....worth checking out. You are a wo nderful inspiration to your daughters.

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