Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday wk 3:

Welcome to another week of whimsy (join in the play & add your submission below)
Also, note last week's Wizard of Whimsy in the side bar over yonder -----

Here's my whimsy for the week:
Giddyup (a one-line pen & ink drawing w/Inktense pencils)
When Giddyup was a little pup
his hair was blue and yellow
but then he washed with seaweed pulp
and now he's a bald old fellow.



Also, check out the other whimsical offerings under the "more whimsy" tab above

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wizard of Whimsy - wk 2:

This week's Wizard of Whimsy is: Urmila Shastry (for her monster book - yes, it is a journal - check her site to see more pics!) - MORE HERE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday wk 2:

Make sure you check out the "more whimsy" tab at the top of the blog to see the other invitations to whimsy - or just click here



What's the deal with the electric eel?
He's not plugged in but his charge is real.


Add your whimsy to the link below - THEN, NEXT TUESDAY you will have from 1am to 10pm (US Central Time) to vote on who should be the Wizard of Whimsy for the week (note - you can vote twice but not for yourself - after the Tuesday tally I will announce the results on Wednesday with the new invitaion to post. Keep posts kid-friendly. More questions: see "How do I play?" tab at the top of the blog.




Also, Look below to see last week's Wizard of Whimsy winner!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wizard of Whimsy - wk 1:

This week's Wizard of Whimsy is: Kay Day (for her bubble gum man) - more here



Also, make sure you check out a couple of the funny things sent regarding last weeks question: What is whimsy? - they are posted at the bottom of that post: click here for a direct link or scroll down to the post on the 9th.

I have also added a whole lot more whimsical fun here (see the "more whimsy" tab above)


Here are links to all of last week's participants:

Whimsical Wednesday Participants

1. Sandy Coleman
2. Juniper's Dreams and Reality
3. Julie
4. loveandpeas/jenny
5. Kay Day
6. Kristin Dudish
7. MerryDay
8. viajero
9. Burcak Kafadar
10. Mother Henna
11. Kerry Schofield
12. JA

Our Dictionary of Whimsicallity

This is an invitation for you to enter words of whimsy along with their definitions - let's expand our whimsical vocabulary. Simply add in your word below and give us a definition (words of reality and nonsense all welcome).

use the "more whimsy" tab at the top of the blog to return to this post and watch it grow

Quotes of Whimsy

This is an invitation for you to share some whimsical quotes. Simply type in a quote to share.

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Whimsical Reads

This is an invitation for you to share some whimsical books. Simply type in a book title and author to share (write or link it to a review if you would like).

use the "more whimsy" tab at the top of the blog to return to this post and watch it grow

On A Whim

This is an invitation for you to share some whimsy that lies outside the other categories. Simply add in a link - make sure it's fun and kid-friendly.

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Our Poem of Whimsical Pursuit: volume 1

This is an invitation for you to communally construct a poem. Simply add in your part of the poem below - make it fun and kid-friendly.

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Our Story of Whimsical Wonder: volume 1

This is an invitation for you to communally construct a story. Simply add in your part of the story below - make it fun and kid-friendly.

use the "more whimsy" tab at the top of the blog to return to this post and watch it grow

Whimsy I've Heard Sung

This is an invitation for you to share some whimsy of note. Simply add in a link to some music - make sure it's fun and kid-friendly.

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Watching Whimsy

This is an invitation for you to share some whimsical movies. Simply type in a movie title and short description to share (link it to a review if you would like).

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Our Whimsical Recipes

This is an invitation for you to share some whimsical food. Simply add in a link to something yummy - make sure it's fun and kid-friendly.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday wk 1:


one-line pen and ink drawing of a glump

The glump, he is a fishy fiend;
he’s mostly hollow but filled with mean.

Even though he’s the size of a nut;
he’ll start with your toe and eat you all up.


A Whimsical Wednesday wondering:

If I say the color green
what color in your mind is seen?
And if you truly do see green,
why’s that green the one that’s seen?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What is whimsy?

Ok, I got a great question today from Gumnut (click to check out her art).

So, whimsical wizards of the blogoshpere:
"What exactly makes a piece whimsey?"

First off - you might have noticed the two spellings above: "whimsy" and "whimsey" - see how fun this is already, two spellings (both acceptable).

The New Oxford American Dictionary definition:
whimsy |ˈ(h)wimzē| (also whimsey)
noun ( pl. -sies or -seys)
playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor : the film is an awkward blend of whimsy and moralizing.
• a whim.
• a thing that is fanciful or odd : the stone carvings and whimsies.
ORIGIN early 17th cent. (in the sense [caprice] ): probably based on whim-wham .:

whimsical |ˈ(h)wimzikəl|
adjective
1 playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing and amusing way : a whimsical sense of humor.
2 acting or behaving in a capricious manner : the whimsical arbitrariness of autocracy.
DERIVATIVES
whimsicality |ˌ(h)wimziˈkalitē| noun
whimsically |-ik(ə)lē| adverb

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

Here's what you sent in:

Because of the phrase "on a whim" I think that maybe it can't be planned. Whimsey just happens and it's delightful when it does.

Whimsy is just fun, free and flowing--no agenda other than joy.

How about charming, delightful,carefree, uplifting, airy, pretty, sweet.

I think of whimsy as fun and light-hearted.

British people being silly

Edward Lear:


A statue in Australia intentionally erected upside down: