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:
“Draw 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.”
– Shel Silverstein