Ladybugs Picnic

Last Update: August 05, 2015

For any kid that lived in the 70's and 80's, one would totally understand where I'm coming from. Sesame Street old school was what we grew up on and what shaped us in some way. I know that the old style animation was an influence on my own Art from the fairy alphabet to the little girl that has to go to the shop and buy a "stick of butter" (what's a stick of butter anyway?) etc.

I loved Sesame Street even though my mother always corrected me when I used words such as trash can and flash light as they were not "Australian" terms lol...but hey, who cared as Sesame Street rocked my world and I absorbed every bit of it.

Fast forward to today and youtube has helped many such as myself re-live their childhoods through little ditties such as the Sesame Street old school clips. Some are so touching that I've even shed a tear as they pull at the heart strings of the child within. Below is one of those clips...

Sesame Street - Daddy Dear

I was so inspired by these old school clips that I created a new piece based on the lady bugs picnic clip. I loved that little song and used to sing it a lot and wanted to re-create the bugs having a picnic complete with berries and marshmallows. Instead of marshmallows I drew the beetles feasting on marshmallow flowers :o)

Isn't youtube amazing? I can understand why people use it to leverage their sites and businesses. I haven't used it to promote myself yet, but I really urge others to use it wherever they can as it's a very powerful tool.

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sSchovajsa Premium
Super beautiful!!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks :o)
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Fantastic Amber.
I must add it to Pinterest - if it's ok with you!!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Sure, that would be great thanks. I've never had any success with pinterest and still can't work it out for some reason
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kmor32 Premium
Hello Amber it's good to meet you here in WA the perfect community to learn about internet marketing, , wishing you all the best in your ventures
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks, wishing you all the best too!
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kerrybramham Premium
Beautiful work Amber. I am a little older than you but my Son was born in 1979 and I watched Sesame Street every day with him. It really is a great show (even for adults) and Aussies.
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AmberSubaki Premium
I was born in 75! Does your son ever watch the re runs on youtube, it can be quite emotional when one takes a look back :o)
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kerrybramham Premium
I don't believe he does watch reruns, I think he would laugh at me if I asked him.
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dickw Premium
I really thought Sesame Street was a hoot and one of my favorite morning shows, though I probably didn't watch it as much as you.
You work is amazing. Don't really know how to describe it, but it is intriguing.....Dick
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AmberSubaki Premium
Thanks Dick, I can always count on you to give me a smile.

Warmest Blessings, Amber
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Amber Seaseme street is a timeless classic. The stat guys reckon that we are only 1.5% into the information age U tube will be a dominant player Give it 50 years and see what happens. Do you know the way do you know the way ( yes we do ). Love the image that goes with your post.
Alexander
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AmberSubaki Premium
Thank you for your lovely comments :o)
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bsmith1222 Premium
More great Art- Definite Talent
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AmberSubaki Premium
You're so sweet...thank you :o)
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PaulDG Premium
Nice artwork Amber, you have a great skill.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks for the lovely comment Paul :o)
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anderscj Premium
Beautiful artwork Amber.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks :o)
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BNeki Premium
Nice artistic skills Amber :)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks :o)
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olivingstone Premium
Wow, I wish I could draw like that it's fab. You would be great at designing tattoos! Olive
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AmberSubaki Premium
I have designed 1 tattoo in the past :o)
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olivingstone Premium
Do should do more and sell them!!
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Quincy17677 Premium
Very enjoyable! Takes me back .....
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AmberSubaki Premium
Glad you enjoyed it!
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mbrin37 Premium
Amber,... this may have nothing to do with this post, but I have to tell you that every time I see a new work of yours... it is "absolutely stunning". Now that I think about it, you should do something with youtube as it could only benefit you further in letting the world know of your abilities. God Bless and as usual... cheers :)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Beautiful words from a very generous soul...I wouldn't know the first step really :o)
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steveo5770 Premium
I forgot about "Stick of butter"....lol You just brought back some old memories. I actually go to Youtube once in a while and watch the School House Rock videos.....lol
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AmberSubaki Premium
I will have to go and check it out too!
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Martstervt Premium
I am working toward putting some music on Youtub. Not there yet I'm either close or it will be some time.With your art talent you could put some great work on Youtube.Nice blog about Sesame Street.I watched my kids grow up watching it,but it had something for everyone. Marty::))
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AmberSubaki Premium
Believe it or not, I don't have the confidence to put myself up on something like youtube just yet...hoping one day I will :o)
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Martstervt Premium
That seems to me all you need,and to put a video or slide production together.
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AmberSubaki Premium
I wouldn't know anything about videoing or editing to tell you the truth...I may have to youtube it!
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Martstervt Premium
I have been consulting with friends who know more about it than I do. I'm sure youtube has instructional vidoe's and there is a wealth of knowledge right here at WA.:::)))
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SamiWilliams Premium
A world I haven't gotten to yet- but am hoping to get there soon.
thanks for the share
Sami
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AmberSubaki Premium
Go at your own pace Sami!
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phoenix2 Premium
Beautiful Amber! I was taking pictures of butterflies just the other day. : ) I love your art work!
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AmberSubaki Premium
You should post some of them up. Be sure to the me when you do it as I have my head in the cloud most days of the week :o)
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phoenix2 Premium
Will do Amber!
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acejohn Premium
beuatiful picture, I have a butterfly area in my garden and it attracts many, but we now have a foreign ladybird in the UK and it's killing all of our different types of ladybirds!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Sounds beautiful. I'm a big fan of English gardens :o)
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JewelCarol Premium
Did you draw this, Amber, it is so beautiful!! ;))
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AmberSubaki Premium
I sure did! Took a while too :o)
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Firekeeper Premium
thanks for the cute uplifting post!
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AmberSubaki Premium
No worries...we can all do with a bit of sesame street from time to time!
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Pisquali Premium
Did you think Sesame Street would be so inspirational in future? Funny what stays with us
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AmberSubaki Premium
Strange isn't it...I think it rubbed off more on me than I realised :o)
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Pisquali Premium
No wonder, it was based on teaching using advertising techniques and that was brought to you by the number 4 and letter B and Z.
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mijareze Premium
Very nice Amber!
Ed
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks Ed :o)
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freedom1207 Premium
Simply stunning artwork Amber. You are so gifted....in both drawing AND writing. Many blessings for you always. Warmly, Heather ☺
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AmberSubaki Premium
Oh Heather, your comments always warm my heart! My writing needs a long way to go though lol...warmest blessings to you too x
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Stephanie33 Premium
Your artwork is absolutely amazing. What medium do you use? Re: Butter: a pound of butter equals 4 sticks. Some dairies actually wrap each stick separately in foil.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Hi there, I use pencils from hb through to 6b. I need to look at pound conversion as we use grams and kilos in oz
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Stephanie33 Premium
Hi Amber,
We use metric in Canada as well so that would be about 500 grams in a pound of butter. It's an oblong brick that is cut length-wise into 4 sticks.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Lovely. And a stick of butter is just that. A small foiled stick of butter that probably has the same amount as our small packaged ones. Sort of like we Aussies have a big rectangle and littler one! If you watch the Nigella type series they still use sticks.
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AmberSubaki Premium
You learn something every day lol
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