The strategies for thumb wrestling can be complex – sharp nails, stealthy pouncing, the fast dance fake-out, genetically long thumbs, overpowering with pure strength, and good old fashioned luck – so be sure to choose carefully, as it’s usually over in less than 30 seconds.
I feel like this spread should have been a giant fold out.
For all of us who fantasized about treehouses as a child but instead built forts out of stacks of firewood…
“E is for Effect” is part of an on-going alphabet series for kids using math, science and geography vocabulary. Have an idea for a good word? Send it my way!
Previously I posted about the iconic Danish matchsticks with a flowery historical background. Another omnipresent matchstick contender in neighboring countries got the pen and ink at a creative night gathering recently – Sweden’s Säkerhets Tändstickor.
If you’ve ever seen them, you know they are everywhere in the northern European countries. Unfortunately, unlike the Tordenskjold story I wasn’t able to find any dirt on these fire sticks. Maybe they just feel so secure in their fire starting ability that there is no need for marketing, or perhaps my google skills in Swedish are sub-par. To satisfy my curiosity, I ask my Swedish friends and neighbors – tell me what you know!
Here are even more spreads from the Tandem Activity Book I worked on for Lea Redmond through Chronicle Books. You can order it online or read more about the project, or see more pages from the book here, here, and here.
There is also a new review pairing a man and a woman who haven’t met before to do some of the activities in the book.
This illustration was especially fun as I spent many hours as a pre-teen making friendship bracelets and working on the cache-building skill of macramé. If only I had had this handy diagram back then, I could have planned my color ways more diligently.
I don’t own flowers or plants because they die in my presence, despite watering them as per their instructions. So this is probably the only type of flower shop I will ever be involved with.