4×6 Art Swap: Shel Silverstein Fan Art

I’m not generally one for creating fan art. Which is a good thing because otherwise it’s entirely likely that every post on this blog would be about Joss Whedon.

At the time I signed up for the Craftster 4×6 Art Swap, I was re-reading A Light in the Attic (a collection of Shel Silverstein poems and art). And since this swap is a “Surprise Swap” (participants don’t know who they’re crafting for, much less what their partner likes/dislikes), Shel Silverstein it is.

The only real guidelines are that the created piece has to measure 4″x6″ (approximately 10cm x 15cm) and that it has to be flat… mostly.

In case the picture is too small to read the full poem, here it is in plain type:

โ€œDraw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.โ€
– Shel Silverstein

3 comments for “4×6 Art Swap: Shel Silverstein Fan Art

  1. Carolyn
    June 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Your swap partner (whom ever that may be) is one lucky swapper. This is such a fun piece~the poem, the distressing, the colors, the fonts and those crazy eyes!

  2. Jivvy
    June 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    The lovely and talented BirdBones (@Craftster) inspired me to break into the bag of googly eyes I’ve had in my stash since forever. And I have an upcoming piece that also has googly eyes. But I’m not googly crazed. I swear. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Susan
    June 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I’m the lucky recipient! And it’s fitting because I am a preschool teacher and director. I need to read more Shel Silverstein to the children. Thanks again.

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