Community art project

Here’s the July image on the Carl Larsson calendar that hangs in our kitchen:


Notice anything unusual about it?

This is actually the fourth modification the image has gone through since I flipped the calendar page and exposed this picture of a family picnicking and swimming, including some skinny-dipping children.

The first modification was when Mabel thumbtacked up a torn piece of paper to cover the entire boy in the picture, with the word “sensored” written across the paper.

The second modification was when Isaac corrected the paper to read “censored.”

The third modification came when I removed the thumbtack, which kept falling out when I tried to look ahead in the calendar, and replaced it with a small piece of tape.

And, finally, the image ended up as you see it now — with the original torn paper modified by Dean into a pair of swim trunks for the skinny-dipping boy. (Dean wasn’t bothered by the swimmer’s lack of clothing; he just did this as a joke.)


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5 Responses to Community art project

  1. Kristina says:

    Wow, love nude calendar pictures!

  2. Lili says:

    hahaha! Marie Wall and I thought we were so funny when we went through one of mom’s classical art books and placed pieces of paper over all the nude parts with “censored” written over it. We were maybe 12 years old? So…Mabel’s level of development is 3 years ahead of mine.
    (We attached the slips of paper with little bits of putty, and yes, we the putty did leave oil stains on all the pictures…so that when the papers were finally removed, the nude parts were further emphasized with oily stains)

  3. Jason says:

    Carl was such a perv.

  4. Jessie W. says:

    Dean’s alterations actually mesh quite well with the actual drawing. I had to do a double take to catch it. So funny!

  5. the MomB says:

    Dean should market his line of shorts.

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