Friday, September 14, 2007

I can sometimes draw a pretty good square...

...with an Etch-A-Sketch. If I really work at it. According to Metro.co.uk, this is what Jeff Gagliardi of Boulder, Colorado can do:

Follow the link to see more of Mr. Gagliardi's efforts.

And here's a link to Gagliardi's own website. He does offer these for sale -- at a pretty high price, apparently -- so it's not a colossal waste of time, if that's what you're thinking.

Oh, and he somehow makes these "shake proof" -- so that your work of art can't get picked up by Junior and, uh, replaced. ("Yours was nice, Mommy, but look: I made a ducky!") Because that would be one of those parenting acid tests, wouldn't it?

12 comments:

Chris said...

What's wrong with a ducky?

Ellee said...

Our artists paint great works on art in pavements here in the UK to raise money, is that something that happens in the States?? I'm amazed by their talent.

Linda said...

I was lucky I could draw a house with an Etch-a-Sketch but I sure had a good time trying! Obviously Amanda did not get her artistic talents from moi!

sari said...

One of my favorite Peanuts comic strips is from a series where Charlie Brown and Sally are sitting at a desk and Charlie is trying to learn to draw circles with a compass. He's just mucking it up horribly, ink smudges everwhere.

Charlie leaves and Snoopy comes up and draws a perfect square with the compass. Just makes me laugh.

This for some reason reminded me of that.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Etch-A-Sketch takes me back. Not that I could draw, though.

katherine. said...

I saw this guy on television...he makes a very good living at this....I think he also dumps out the extra silver stuff in addition to disabling the knobs....that's how it stays in place

landgirl said...

I think this is weird. Etch a sketch is meant not to be permanent. ooh forgive the syntax, if I had an etch a sketch I'd just erase it.

may said...

this is exactly the reason why i cannot earn extra money. all i can draw is a stick person. and even that looks morbidly scary.

Lahdeedah said...

I'm just horribly sad that someone can make a living with etch a sketch...

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I'm now going to try to duplicate his efforts with lite brite.

Skittles said...

You could make a square? I'm jealous!

sari said...

I saw someone was making a living making needlepoint pillows with celebrity mugshots on them.

people will do anything, I guess!

Patti said...

I could do a square, I think. Or maybe a rectangle. But all in all I found Etch-a-Sketch to be rather frustrating.