Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Egghead Sis

My sister is an egghead.

By that, I mean that her head is shaped like an egg. At least, that's how I've drawn her over the years:


Also, her birthday is near Easter, which reminds me of Easter eggs.

To celebrate her birthday (and her eggheadedness), I made this offbeat caricature on her noggin:


This video shows her Grade "A" reaction when she opened her crocheted gift:


Happy birthday, sis! May your shell be strong and your yolk be sunny!

23 comments:

  1. How cute! I loved her reaction, she is so funny. =)

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  2. Phew, good thing she liked it! I was worried for a minute there. My sister has a pinhead, I should draw her head on a pin. I'm not sure she'd like it as much as your sister liked her egg head though.

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  3. Ally: Thanks! Yes, my sister was very expressive, despite the camera & lights set up in front of her :)

    Louisa: I was relieved too! Actually, she was initially put-off by the card I drew her, where a chicken is pooping out her head. But after the crochet egghead gift, she saw the card in context haha

    I'd love to see a pinhead version of your sister, despite her reaction :D

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  4. jajajaja I loved the whole story!
    I'd made an amigurumi for each of my sisters, for my twin I made a cat-girl because she likes them very much :) and for my younger sister I made an amigurumi dress as a paramedic (wich is the career she studied last year). Although they didn't reacted with so much enthusiasm as your sister :P

    *ooh! I'm afraid my english isn't very good... but I'm working on that! ;)

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  5. That's so funny! I'm so glad your family supports your creativeness with all their hearts. It's so sweet to see the little glimpses into people's lives and just how special each one is. Congrats on a truly one of a kind gift!

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  6. DannyFlo: Your two sisters are lucky to receive such thoughtful amigurumi figures of themselves from you. I'm sure they were just as enthusiastic, even if it occurred all inside their hearts! :D

    Your english is perfect! Thanks for writing.

    Shelly: I'm glad you're enjoying the glimpses into my fun-filled family! Yes, they're very supportive, for which I'm grateful. I tend to avoid discouraging people anyway, and keep this reminder on my wall: "The ones-who-DO ignore the ones-who-say-DON'T" ;)

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  7. Excellent video, I've just sneakily watched it at work (well, it *is* time for a short break). I love your sister's reaction to her egg head, and your drawings are great. I think I would be slightly put off by an image of a chicken pooping out my head though, so I think that's pretty normal. ;-)

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  8. Kitty Ballistic: Thanks! Every work break should be spiced up by crafting, non? ;) Your co-workers must swoon at all your creations.

    I better remember the off-putting potential of head-pooping chickens from now on! haha

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  9. Hilarious, what a fun brother you are :o)

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  10. That is one precious ami-head of your super cute & funny sister! Good times were had by all apparently. Great job!

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  11. Sharona: When I was setting up the lighting & camera gear for her closeup--then reminding her to stay in frame--my sis may have been thinking that I was something other than fun ;) haha I hope I'm fun some of the time, thanks!

    Miss Julep: My sister is known for her frequent laughter here, so it seems fitting to have those giggles spread onto the internet :D Thanks for the kind words!

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  12. "Oh, it's my head!"

    LOL! I like how she knew right away it was herself.

    Actually, I think my quote of the day is going to be "May your shell be strong and your yolk be sunny!"

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  13. JenGoPop: I checked the video again and, yes, she recognized her egghead even when it was half-hidden & half-facing away in the egg container! That's some impressive eggy-intuition :D

    Happy Easter! Again: "May your shell be strong and your yolk be sunny!" ;)

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  14. Hello, I followed you over from Bekahjan's!
    Your sister's egghead is the most adorable gift ever!
    I was just waiting for someone to say... "What a 'crack' up!"
    Get it? Egg... shell...
    Okay, I'll say it too: May your shell be strong!

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  15. Hi Kathy! I'm glad you hopped from Bekahjan's blog to visit today, exactly on Easter Monday.

    You hatched an eggcellent pun there, with the crack up ;) I'll be following your beautifully-photographed blog too, thanks!

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  16. hehe it's so awesome to see that ur fam loves your projects so much
    and i didn't know that u drew too!
    i checked out ur doodles and u can def see a lot of ur personality shining through.. just like ur projects!
    ur creativity is amazing... keep it up :)

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  17. Hi Lisa :) Thanks for checking out my drawings! There are always technically-superior illustrators & crocheters out there, so my hope is to make things that shine through in some small way :D

    Thanks again for writing, Lisa :) I'm looking forward to seeing more of your adorable amigurumi creations this year!

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  18. Howie, I'm sure I'm not the first person to tell you this, but if you ever decide to publish a book of patterns people will be beating down the doors to buy it! It's so amazing to see your work. I love it (and my 6 yr. old son does too, natch.) - Meg

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  19. Thanks Meg! I have been trying to scribble down my stitches as I go, at least for future reference. As a beginner, I spend most of my time trying to fix my mistakes!

    But if a WooWork book ever comes to light, I'll have copies for you signed: "To Meg and her son, who are super supporters!" :D

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  20. absolutely fantastic... one of the funniest things i've seen in a long time!

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  21. crookedcrocheter: Thanks, I'm glad you liked the slightly-morbid creation! Actually, my sister recently told me that her co-workers saw the egghead and said it looked creepy. "Did he put voodoo needles into it?"

    So I'm currently making eggheads of her co-workers, and you bet there will be voodoo needles in those! haha ;)

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  22. That was the perfect reaction!! :-)

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  23. Ani: If I was a stand-up comic, I would hire my sister and my gf to attend each show. They both laugh loud and often :D

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