Today is Etch A Sketch Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Do you remember Etch a Sketch? If you spent many happy hours drawing pictures on the screen then magically removing them using the plastic slider, you’ll relish the opportunity to relive your childhood on Etch a Sketch Day. The Etch a Sketch toys are still readily available, so it’s a chance to invest in one and get sketching. If you prefer, taking time to do any sort of drawing or painting will be a good way of marking Etch a Sketch Day.

    This day is all about creativity, so undertaking anything which involves a pencil, pen or brush is appropriate. Why not have an Etch a Sketch competition with friends or colleagues, or give everyone a thirty-second limit to produce a work of art? With so many choices for having fun whilst also creating something original and wonderful, it’s no wonder that Etch a Sketch Day is so widely celebrated.

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  2. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Etch a sketch was fab. Trying to make anything slightly curved a complete challenge!

    I’m going to look at my dads in case there is one left over from our childhood. Maybe my sister still has it.
     
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  3. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I thought it said itchy Sketchers day. I’m going to post my reply anyway

    I have five pairs and they’re not itchy at all.
     
  4. Do I remember it??!
    YEAH!!!
    Big Bro accidentally put his knee through mine, after many years of happy "twiddling" .... End of an era :(
    @Merlin Cat circles were my speciality :) First discovery of the zen of ambidextrous .... ness.
    Probably part of the standard training to be a helicopter pilot!
    I'd show you some examples but .................
     
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  5. It's how i first got into abstract drawing
     
  6. Bit too hi-tech for me. I still use those plastic sheet things where you write with a stylus, then peel the sheet up to erase it...
     
  7. I loved my Etch a Sketch. I used to ''communicate" with the horses across the road with it. They'd have to nod or shake an answer. I was the Doctor Doolittle of the Etch a Sketch world. ;)
     
  8. The impossibility of drawing circles put me off. Was more of a Spirograph fan really :D
     
  9. "OMG!" .... and that!!
    Something about translating number combinations to shapes ...
    Hypnotic.
    Remember the Owl?
     
  10. I am beginning to worry about you!
     
  11. Did anyone else have a 'Dial a Design'? I loved mine - loads of hours spent making pictures with the click on shapes, and then even more hours colouring them in. I think it was a 'mindfulness' activity before the term was even invented.
     
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  12. Don't mock - those horses understood everything I drew! :)
     
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  13. "... A nods as good as a wink ..."
     
  14. I am even more worried now!!
     
  15. I was only 8 or 9 at the time. Memories of happy times!
     
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  16. And while you were doing that, I was giving spiders a ride on my train set!
     
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  17. Bet you had felt shapes as well...
     
  18. It's called Computer Aided Design these days. Much the same, but you have to wear trendy horn-rim glasses while you're doing it.
     
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  19. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Letraset, I've probably still got some in the useful things cupboard in the shed.
    I'm with you, Spirograph every time.

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  20. Fuzzy Felts! :D
     

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