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idea! May 1, 2007

Filed under: art,RANDOM — dezzychick @ 5:40 pm

So lately I have been getting a lot of questions and requests for some etch a sketch art. Etch a sketch art is a weird talent of mine. For some reason I just pick it up and can draw pretty much anything on it. I was thinking about maybe having/being a part of a local art show. So I guess this is just me thinking out loud. I hear there is a way to preserve the art after you are finished – I am sure how to do that. I am on a mission to find out though! πŸ™‚ My love for etch a sketch is not a recent thing. In middle school I always had one in my locker, high school I had one of those mini etch a sketch pens in my purse…as my purse size grew I started carrying a medium size one! I may or may not have a problem, ok! πŸ™‚ In college (I went for graphic design) my whole portfolio show was based around an etch a sketch theme. Ok ok I am done! I just think it’s funny. In Justines words -“That is so analog” We go to coffee shops sometimes she sits down with her lap top and I sit there with my etch a sketch. πŸ™‚ Here are a couple examples. They are pretty old, but for some reason I never take pictures of them! I will start πŸ™‚

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13 Responses to “idea!”

  1. Rob Blatt Says:

    Remove the sand from them by opening the backs.

  2. dezzychick Says:

    Well yes πŸ™‚ I just am trying to find the easiest way to do that with out shaking it. There are no visible screws in the back.

  3. Rob Blatt Says:

    According to wikipedia:

    There are a few practicing artists[1] who use the Etch A Sketch to produce professional lineographic work. Most artists make their work permanent by removing the aluminum powder. This is done either by drilling holes in the bottom of the toy or by removing the entire plastic backing. It is then resealed as a semi-permanent, shake-resistant piece of art.

    Take a look here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/etcha

  4. desiree Says:

    oooo you are so helpful!!!! πŸ™‚ thanks i am going to try that for sure.

  5. helene Says:

    You’re so talented. I forgot about the Etch A Sketch. I’m going to buy one for my daughter and show her the photos of your work. I’m sure she’ll be impressed.
    Have a great day! =) helene

  6. cactusjuice Says:

    Very kewl! I have one of those mini Etch A Sketches on my bookshelf. I can’t even muster the patience to fill it with a simple maze design. Doh!

    cheers,

    Cameron

  7. Jenn Says:

    Why do you get all the Etch A Sketch talent and I cant even write my name on it!!?? Not fair! πŸ˜›

  8. OK. That’s just absolutely stunning! (found you via some random twitter nonsense.) REALLY cool.

  9. Kat Says:

    This is why I bother to peek outside my limited usual haunts on the internet
    etch a sketch art
    perfect!
    people have the weirdest knacks

  10. Clintus Says:

    That is amazing. A talent you should exploit.

  11. Wow. You’re really good! Keep it up!

  12. aschlee Says:

    So, I stumbled across your site/blog and I saw your etch-a-sketch skills. I am quite impressed because all I’ve ever been able to make were stairs *pout* but anyways nice skills…you have a talent πŸ™‚

  13. Etcha' Says:

    If you still have un-answered questions or want to know more, drop me a line and I’ll help you out. I just uploaded a bunch of new cropped photos of my work on flickr as well as the current piece I’m working on to show it in various stages of completion.
    Etcha’ (ronmorse25@hotmail.com)


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