In April I hosted “The Art of Silliness,” an online class where I created daily worksheets (3rd-grade style) for participants to print and fill out… the emphasis was on fun drawing exercises, but we also wrote poems, did puzzles and generally had a silly time! We even made up our own language, “Fleep!”
One of the Fleep words created was “troglet,” which many participants defined as “a baby trog.” So then I had people draw their idea of what a trog was, and the “winner” would receive their trog “reinterpreted” by me!
Michelle (age 6) was the winner and she will receive the above painting. Here is her drawing:
Isn’t it just so sweet? It even has a violin in order to communicate…
If you missed the first class, don’t worry… I’m doing a “Silliness II” online class in September/October 2010… details to come soon!
Renee Troy said:
Wonderful Trog Carla! Truly a silly Troglet who also plays music I see. Love Michelle’s Troglet also.
Christy Grant said:
Carla, love your blog and totally loved both classes that I took with you in Hampton at Art & Soul. It was so nice to have permission to be “free” and not worry about producing something really “artsy” but to just enjoy the process. As a result, I loved what I did thanks to you. Can’t wait for your book to come out!
That’s a lucky little girl to have you do a piece based on her drawing!
Such great spirit Carla, you fascinate me with how silliness is a serious business…as it ought to be….Wonderful and wondrous creatures.
the troglet is amazing and how absolutely wonderful of you to do a piece of art for the original creator! i love both versions.
Diehl Art Gallery said: