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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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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