Thursday, May 03, 2007

Boxers 'n' Briefs: RoboRaptor!

Warning: "Proud Papa" moment ahead. Avert your eyes, or skip down to the summaries if this sort of thing annoys you.

Still with me? Good! Katie-bug, my 6 year old daughter and bestest boxing buddy in the whole wide world, has been asking me for a couple of weeks now to do a carving for her. She got a Happy Meal toy she (for some strange reason) really loves - a mechanical dinosaur called "RoboRaptor."

I was gong to carve it this weekend, when I decided to let Katie carve it herself. I transferred the image to a piece of Mastercarve (nice and soft!) , and drew a couple of squares and squiggles off to the side, for her to practice on before tackling the actual image. I also gave her a latex surgeon's glove on her left hand, just in case her hand slipped (no accidents occurred, I am happy to report). When Katie was done, she was SOOOO THRILLED with what she had done... almost as thrilled as I was! Here, for my daddy-bragging purposes, is Katie's first real carving!

I am so proud of her!

And now, for the REAL reason you decided to click on this link...

1) Where can you hide a Virtual Letterbox? In a Hollow Fame!

2) Swiper no swiping!

3) Partyboxing.

4) Giving credit where credit is clues.

5) Thank goodness my wiki isn't showing any more!

6) Now THAT is dedication!

7) A happy ending!

8) Just like The Marx Brothers in "Horsefeathers"

9) A couple of wassa stories..

10) Breaking ground is hard to do.

11) With this Onion Ring, I thee wed.

12) Searching Rescue.

13) Amanda from Seattle, Washingaton.

14) Shhhhhh... don't tell BR1!

15) Don't forget your daily dose of irony.

16) That's why it's called "The Appellation Trail"...

17) Dash it all!

18) Foxes 'n' Boxes

19) Our condolences.

And that about wraps it up for now. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

(Insert witty tag-line here. Mark Pepe has a great tag-line, "Get out there and box!"... I need something clever and boxy too...)



At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job on the carving, Katie-bug! :)

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great carving!! :)

What tools did you have her use? I should see if my boys would be interested in giving it a try.

At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie bug, after seeing your first stamp you carved i can see that you will be a carver extrodinaire! Keep up the good work. i loved the raptor. Where are you going to hide it? And ask Daddy if you can have some pink stuff next time.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger wassamatta_u said...

Katie use the Speedball gouger with a #1 nib. I gave her the softest material I had for this first one, but now that she has a little experience, perhaps we can experiment a bit more! I don't know where we will plant it, or if she will use it as a new sig-stamp, or a PT... so many options! Thank you all for the kind words... you are making a little girl very happy!

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a BIG Marx Brothers fan, so I couldn't wait to read the Horsefeathers link to see what it was.

Glory be, I rated a link on wassamatta_u's page! Yippee!

Hmmm, I wonder if there is a Sanity Clause box out there. . .


At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! My 3yr old son, Clayton, loves that dinosaur so much he sleeps with it! Great carve!!

At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantabulous carving, Katie-bug!! Now I see why you have such a proud papa!!

Hey wassa... loved the leaf-blower story.. almost as much as the wassa-in-a-box ;-) Can't wait for the next adventure to come out!


At 12:54 AM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Nice job on the carving. It's every bit as good as my first carving.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

All that carving skill and a professional d20 roller, too! She's a keeper, Wassa! ;-)


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