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Creativity with Bunson Hoppydew – Make Poetry (Comic #694)

Comic How to Write Poetry with Bunson Hoppydew. Bunson Hoppydew, a pink bunny who likes dancing friendship and cake, is excitedly looking at us. Bunson: Look at all my amazing drawing advice Bunson is sitting down and writing “There is was a duck in a thicket.” Bunson: Now do it with lines of poetry, not drawn lines. Caption: Write a line you might want to call bad. Bunson pats the writing. Bunson: Hello new lines, nice to meet you. Bunson: I like how playful you are. Bunson dancing and spoinging through the air. Bunson sits down and smiles. Caption: Poetry is for everyone.

One of the things I love about creating in different mediums, styles and genres is how the different art forms feed into each other. For me, comics has a very close relationship with poetry… I might even exert more poetic discipline when drawing a comic compared to a poem. My poems are often expressive wild […]

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Creativity with Bunson Hoppydew – Old Plans (Comic #693)

Plans Comic Transcript Bunson is sitting and holding a piece of paper in his paw. Piece of paper: Plan – some really great ideas, things (the rest of the words are obscured by Bunson’s paw Bunson: Life doesn’t always go to plan Big noisy lines charging in from above. Bunson looks a bit shaken. Piece of paper: Plan, Planity Plan Plan Plan things stuff! Bunson, looking up at the scary noisy lines: This changes everything! The big scary lines have gone away. Bunson is standing and painting a smiling sun on a piece of paper. Bunson: So I paint on the backs of old plans. I don’t just throw them away. Bunson frolics and dances around happily. Bunson sits down and gazes off into the distance. Bunson: The paper is really nice.

Plans can be helpful, they can provide trajectory, purpose and achievements, and yet life seldom goes according to plans. It can be hard work sometimes, forgiving yourself for life not going to plan, but even the plans that never come close to coming true can provide us with surprising materials to work with. Self-forgiveness, seeing […]

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Creativity with Bunson Hoppydew – Make Sounds (Comic #692)

Make Sounds Comic Transcript Caption: Make a cow sound. Bunson Hoppydew (a little pink bunny, he likes dancing, friendship and cake) is sitting down, smiling and mooing. Bunson: Moo! Caption: Make an alien sound. Bunson's ears look a little electrified with lots of diagonal lines and shapes. Bunson: Mweep mweep. Caption: Draw the Cow and Alien talking to each other. Bunson is drawing a cow and an alien on a piece of paper. Bunson is smiling. Bunson is prancing and saying mweep mweep. Bunson is dancing, Moo moo! Bunson is sitting and smiling at us. Caption: Art is a conversation.

Edit: and thanks to Ellen of Creation Station for spotting the typo. It has been fixed! Making sounds can certainly help the creative juices flow (as does pacing, having a shower and wriggling your hands). Often, I’ll make little sounds to myself when I’m looking for an idea or am frustrated with how some ideas […]

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Creativity with Bunson Hoppydew – Draw a Feeling (Comic #691)

Draw a Feeling, Comic Transcript Bunson Hoppydew, a little pink bunny, he likes dancing friendship and cake, is drawing on a piece of paper and smiling at us Caption: Draw a feeling Bunson concentrates intensely as he draws further lines, bending over the page. Caption: It's ok to struggle, drawing feelings can be tricky and symbolic. Bunson is smiling and drawing on the page with both hands. Caption: One way to draw complex feelings is to draw the feelings around feelings around feelings. Bunson stands up, proudly holding one pencil in his hand (a little like a rampant lion, a little like someone holding their pencil like a spear!). Bunson zooms through the air, holding a pencil. Bunson sits down and smiles at us. Caption: Using lines helps too!

Ah creativity with Bunson, interestingly enough I’ve been struggling with my own feelings about creativity and being unhappy with work I’ve already made. Which is why I didn’t share a comic with you last week! I was tempted not to post this week as well! But then I read my own comics, and that helped […]

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Creativity with Bunson Hoppydew, Good Lines, Bad Lines (Comic #670)

Good Lines Bad lines Comic Transcript Bunson Hoppydew (he likes dancing, friendship and cake) is setting at a slope board with paper bull clipped to it. He's drawing with a pencil, he's smiling and he's sticking his tongue out. Bunson: Draw a line you might want to call bad. Bunson: Tell the line it's a good line. Bunson: Nice to meet you. Bunson pats the squiggles on the page. Bunson: Find a specific nice thing to say. Bunson: I like that little flick you did. Bunson dances and spoings around with joy.

Keep drawing! Keep making! Be kind to yourself (I say this because I often need to say this to myself). Good Lines Bad lines Comic Transcript Bunson Hoppydew (he likes dancing, friendship and cake) is setting at a slope board with paper bull clipped to it. He’s drawing with a pencil, he’s smiling and he’s […]

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Creativity with Bunson Hoppydew – Make Marks (Comic #669)

Make Marks Comic Transcript Bunson Hoppydew (he is a pink bunny who likes dancing friendship and cake) is standing in front of an easel with his hands on his hips. Caption: Draw a line. Bunson is drawing a line on the easel with a large pencil. Caption: Any line. Bunson has drawn a lot more lines. Caption: Draw more lines if you feel like it. Bunson: yay! Bunson spoings and jumps and dances around. Bunson is sitting down looking at us, there is a pencil tucked between his ears. Caption: Make marks.

A new series from an enthusiastic and helpful bunny. Everyone can make art! When in doubt, just start making marks (doodling is soooo good, and a great place to start). Make Marks Comic Transcript Bunson Hoppydew (he is a pink bunny who likes dancing friendship and cake) is standing in front of an easel with […]

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620: Bunson Shares Stories with Mayara

Transcript Bunson: … And there were so many rocks in the river! Some are called granite and they have little sparkles. And there’s shale and slate and… Bunson: And I got these red and brown rocks that were so soft! I scraped the soft rocks on hard rocks and made powder! Bunson: And then I […]

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613: Social Distancing with Bunson Hoppydew

I live in Seattle, WA, USA, so while I have friends and family around the world, what I write is very much influenced by where I am. Please keep in mind situations vary from place to place. Please look to trusted health authorities for the most up to date advice. I subscribe to King County […]

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604: Bunson Meets Hot Sauce – Part 2

Bunson has been looking at the hot sauce for quite some time. Bunson falls asleep looking at the hot sauce. Bunson: It didn’t explode or anything! Narrator: You eat it! Bunson: Oh! Bunson tastes the hot sauce. Flames come out of Bunson’s ears. Bunson: There’s the explosion! Thanks to all my patrons and a special […]

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Bunson Meets Hot Sauce – Part 1

Narrator: Would you like some hot sauce. Bunson: That sounds amazing! Bunson looks at the fridge. Bunson: It’s so hot it has to be kept in the fridge? Bunson looks at the hot sauce bottle. Bunson looks at the hot sauce bottle some more, dun dun dun!!!! What will happen next? … and yeah, we […]

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