The 15th was Dinosaur Day! I am a big kid at heart and also live with a kid who loves dinosaurs (especially Jurassic Park and Jurassic World) so we will definitely be celebrating.
But, how does one celebrate dinosaur day?
Here at Her Blaze we celebrate with art. And, we start Mondays with our weekly challenge.
So, I guess that means today’s art challenge is for dinosaur art. Don’t let me limit you.
Are you a paleo artist who depicts prehistoric life using scientific evidence? This challenge is definitely made for you!
Even if you’re not a paleo artist, don’t stop reading. This challenge could still be for you!
When I searched Dino art, so many ideas came up. One idea I found was crochet.
I learned to crochet when I was young. Just one stitch.
And I couldn’t do anything with that one stitch. It was one long strip.
But that is not the case with Laura LaBrash Marshall of Darkside Crochet. She made this adorable dinosaur by crocheting!
She is such a talented, creative artist. She even handpaints the eyes of her creations!
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Dinosaurs are such fantastic beasts. They make for a great subject for art.
This subject is perfect for lending one’s creative, unique interpretation of what dinosaurs look and act like. Whether you are a crochet artist or a paleo artist, a painter or a sculptor, we want to see your art!
“All of my friends are tired of hearing how much I miss you, but I kind of feel sorry for them,” is a lyric by musician Olivia Rodrigo. And I sort of feel that way about the people who love and appreciate dinosaurs compared to those who don’t care now that they’re extinct.
Besides having a (pre)historic challenge today, there are other reasons to have an art-filled celebration. There are more than a few artists born today.
Comedian and actor, Bob Sager, musician Enya and dancer Derek Hough all have birthdays today. So many different forms of art covered by that group!
There’s one last artist I thought we could celebrate. He doesn’t produce dinosaur art, but was a journalist.
A journalist prodigy to be exact. Damon Weaver, the young man who interviewed President Obama in the White House in 2009 passed away yesterday at only 23.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends. He was a personality and left his mark on the world.
He will be greatly missed!
As Henry Grunwald said, “journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.”
I know we will see some great art in the form of journalism, sharing the amazing life and story of Damon Weaver!