Monday, March 19, 2007

"Total" by Isaac


"Total" for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 8

Guess the total number of squares that make up the mosaic... Yep! 201. This was Isaac's very cool and very ambitious concept for the theme of "Total".

First Isaac told me how big he wanted to make the picture, and Dad estimated how many squares would fill the space. Then Isaac set about building the numbers from the cut paper squares in our big Mosaic Box. When he was done, we found out Dad is really bad at estimating... Isaac had a lovely "201" made out of 151 squares. What to do? Make another row of blue squares around the outside of the image. And on the first try we hit 50 squares for a grand Total of 201!

9 comments:

misterhow said...

Incredible. Smart post, wonderful contrasting color!

Switchsky said...

ISAAC! How cool. Make more! 202 of them.

Helen said...

Neat idea!

Kaija said...

Good job! I love the idea, and the colors are great!

Bill Z said...

I'm very impressed

Rrramone said...

Isaac is the bomb! Tell him to keep doing what he's doing. ;-)

hemelsgroen said...

You rule Isaac! Fantastic idea.

Boysnberry's Brambles said...

I love it! The colors are tremendous. Can you make one for my wall?

Janice said...

great idea...and cool to read how you figured it out.