Thursday, August 16, 2012

Illustration Friday - Freeze


Ok, so I'm cutting it really fine this week! This is a bit of a stretch too in terms of the theme but the first thing I thought of when I saw the theme "FREEZE" was my favourite party game we used to play as kids called "Musical Statues". I looked it up and apparently it's only really played in Australia and Finland, so for those who haven't ever played it's time to drag out your old 80's tape deck! The play button was pressed and you'd go crazy dancing and then when the music stopped you had to freeze. If you moved, you were out and the last one standing was the winner. Smart kids soon realised that if you didn't really move much it was easy to freeze.But then those who found crazy dancing too tempting soon found themselves wobbling around, standing on one leg and trying to stay frozen. I think the illustration probably doesn't protray this properly but it still brought back fun memories.

13 comments:

  1. Love this, Claire! The game sounds almost as fun as this illo! The movement & outfits are fantastic! Based on the tips you've given, I think the girl in the middle might be the winner!

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  2. Sounds like a bunch of fun! ... as expertly shown in your FUN, colorful illo! Fab patterns :)

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  3. Claire, this is so groovy! the fashions are amazing. when I was a kid in the Caribbean growing up, we played that game at all our parties. really nice!

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  4. cute! and we play it here, too...

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  5. Fantastic! I LOVE this! Especially those stripey pants, knee high boots and tie-dyed shirt and of course the groovacious round glasses... GROOVY BABY! :)

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  6. Oh Bugger... now I have Austin Powers them song in my head too ;)

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  7. Haha! My first thought for the topic was freeze tag, which is similar. I love the outfits, especially those tall pointy boots! It's a fun, fashion extravaganza and a blast from the past!

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  8. This is great! Love the colours!

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  9. Haha Good idea...the only problem with this weeks word, if you didn't use the cold version, was showing people in frozen movement without writing an explanation about it as they're always frozen in a drawing anyway.

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  10. how are you Claire?
    I do not remember if I told you thanks for your recent comments
    I came to tell you :)
    Thank you!
    and good week!

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  11. Great interpretation of the word freeze! We used to play this game in the UK too :) Love the colours and the positions thy are in :)

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  12. I still dress like this! Nice one Claire! Sorry I am about two weeks out of date ... it's because I"m so retro...

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