But you make do with what you’ve got.
Here’s the artist’s commentary:
…Please excuse the water/swirling flush/toilet paper theme, but, hey, it IS drawn on butt-wipe 🙂
So my sister might’ve come out of no where to win the “most new submitters” contest by taking her team to happy hour.
This guy’s name relates to snow or frosty and he drew this (my sister’s comments from when she sent the pic below the photo):
He drew it. We asked him why, cause his name is Frosty? He said no, because when I was 18, I drew this exact same thing on a napkin, then took it down and had it tattooed on my arm. And sure as shit, there it is!
I said, “so what the hell is that?” And my friend says, “I just feel that way most of the time”. And my other friend says, “You feel like a vagina?” LMAO
My comment? I hope I never see a vagina that looks like that…
Now you’ve just got some mc Escher shit going down.
So apparently I can get a bit obsessive about my new endeavors and this can be quite annoying to people not as excited about it as me. Oops!
I’ve been bugging Brandy to submit something because I know she does a lot of origami and is just creative in general. She complied and sent me the photos below. First the before:
Which is totally creative on it’s own, and below the “after” along with her comments:
And the finished product. It’s from a Chili’s cocktail napkin that I confiscated while the bartender (“Magic” Mike) showed me his awesome flair skillz. The origami peacock is one of the first pieces that I learned how to fold; I was told that it symbolizes everlasting inner beauty. I found that folding napkins at a bar is a good way to make friends with the bartender, and a great way to get free shots when you are too socially awkward to talk. 🙂 This peacock came out a little messy after I decided to color it with dry erase markers, but it’s the first time I folded this model while showing off four different layers of the napkin. I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY!
I am happy Brandy. Very, very happy!
I wish Nina had found my website and submitted directly, but these napkins are so amazing that I still have to share.
This is Nina’s intro:
Briefly: I have been drawing on napkins for my kids’ lunch boxes since my first son went to nursery school in 2006. I did a napkin for him every school and camp day until he hit fourth grade, when kids at his school start eating in the cafeteria and don’t bring a lunch from home. I started drawing for his 4 years younger brother before he started nursery school because he needed to have the same thing as his older brother. I still draw for both kids over the summer when they are in camp. And the older brother who is now in 5th grade still puts in requests and heavily influences his brothers choice. The kids usually give me a request every night at bedtime, although sometimes they forget, or there is bedtime conflict that precludes a request. I draw what they ask for as best I can, although this is often not reasonable or physically possible…. And sometimes I rebel at the idea of drawing the same character for the 14th time. I think we have something in excess of 2000 napkins so far, although I only started posting them on the blog in 2011.
Go take a look at her blog and these pieces of art:
And she has a great post here: http://ninaslevy.blogspot.com/p/notes-on-drawing-on-napkins.html
I’ve got two items, a 12 count of Assorted Fine Point Sharpie Markers and a 20 count pack of Pen 68s from Stabilo. The Stabilo markers are pretty cool, they’re in a hard case that opens and stands up.
So don’t bust my hump on this, I’m a guy trying to start a cool, fun website and not a lawyer. I’m calling this a giveaway and the recipients are going to be chosen by me. I’m going to tell you my metrics to be selected as a recipient of the giveaway but my decision is still my decision. 😉
Okay, so for the Sharpies: Most positive responses to a submission over the next two weeks. When I say positive responses, I’m opening that to “likes” and responses on Google+ and Facebook and twitter as well as comments on the site itself. However, if you’ve been liking my posts on FB, please take a moment to leave a positive comment on the actual Drawn on a Napkin page, it’s good feedback to the submitters and will help promote more submissions. 🙂
The Stabilos: Most “new” submitters/submissions generated. I’m trying to grow readership/followings/submissions/whatever. So the person who helps me advertise and spread the word about Drawn on a Napkin and nags their friends enough to get me the most new submissions over the next week will get the Stabilos. Obviously you can submit your own napkins as well, but this website will be much more fun as we get more, new people submitting and get some back and forth dialogue going between people who submit. So like, share, tweet, etc. and make sure that anyone who sends a submission mentions who sent them!
PJ submitted “Wind” earlier and I posted it last week (here) and then submitted this napkin of her friend Lori. Since Lori is the person who introduced PJ to the Drawn on a Napkin site I’m doubly happy to post this today, not only is it a great drawing but it’s a great way to say “Thanks” to Lori for the connectdion!