26 July 2008

Canned - IF topic

This week Illustration Friday topic - CannedMy good old days back in Malaysia, we don't have lots of toys to play with, so we invent games.
One of the game with empty cans is Tip Tap Toe (there are more games with cans, let's see if I have time to draw it all out).
We uses 2 empty cans, poke a hole on the bottom of both cans, string it together with a knot at the tips of string, then check to ensure it's secure, next, step on the cans and start walking. After a good warm up, the games will begin - we will race each others! My sister's E always win the race, some kids will use bigger cans to challenge her, but the tips is use smaller cans will walk faster!
小時侯一種不用花錢的罐頭玩具,你有玩過嗎?Take this opportunity to thank you fellow blogger's Joan, and JCEBE who so kind given me the awards!
Thank you! I really appreciate this so much, so honor to be nominated by all these talented artist! Thank you! Click here for more Details.

19 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, May! This is really charming! Yes, I've seen this game, but I never tried it myself. I like the look of frustration on the little boy. When I was growing up, some of my favorite toys were the gears from a clock. :)

Thank you so much for your very sweet comments. They made me happy. You give me more credit than I deserve!

Tricia Robertson said...

Great illo! I loved the game as a child! Fun stuff!

marcisenders said...

Sweet!

Rrramone said...

Mavy, that looks like fun!!

cata said...

Yes, I have seen this game!!! in my country so many years ago.
Beatiful,beautiful,beautiful.
Cata

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Ellen said...

Congrats on the award!! I remember doing something like this with cans as well. What a lovely illo and a nice memory!

INDIGENE said...

I remember doing that! Your illustration is excellent!

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Eric Barclay said...

My brother and I used to do this with Maxwell House Coffee cans. Great illustration!

Roberta said...

I remember doing that!
Thanks for reminding me!

Rui Sousa said...

fantastic, a lovely work and really nice interpretation!

Faruffa said...

This is so fun May, I love it :o)

Loni Edwards said...

Lovely, lovely illo! Not only did you do a nice illo, but you taught us something too! That game sounds like fun. My daughter and I might just have to try that some time! Thank you!

Geka said...

This is just wonderful! It reminds me of my childhood! What a great idea! I like the illustration so much! Good work!

rizal said...

uikss.. i thought i had commented before.. hmmmm... heran heran..

yeah, used to remember that game. I dont think children nowadays have any ideas how good that was..

Love the face expressions. Haha, the second kid is somewhat angry for not winning i guess..

p/s: May, speaking of ATC, 31 ogos lambat lagi. tapi kalau terlambat hantar sedikit pun tak per.. just inform me the day you post. I think it will take like 2 weeks..not sure canada.. But Malaysia US --roughly around 2 weeks

Joan Y said...

Yay! Well, you deserve the award May! Your illustrations are always so fresh and fun and colorful ... they just make me smile each and every time I visit! Thanks for linking me! I hope everyone knows how much I thoroughly love your artwork!

La Srta Pil said...

May great post, i did that too!, so nice colors and so cute!

Itziar San Vicente said...

how funny! congratulations for the award!

Alina Chau said...

so cute!! Charming and precious!