I asked five friends to serve as judges of the coloring contest for Carrot Condo’s launch party because I knew I would not be able to do it. After deliberating among themselves (look how serious they are),
Dave Andersen, painter and professor, announced the winners
and greeted each one with a fist bump: The first four of seven categories are posted here. The final three will have a post of their own because it’s such a great story.
“Most Meticulous: such precision and attention to detail boggled our minds” went to Gloria (who also happens to be my mother and a featured character in “Follow Your Heart, Trista Gay!“):
This one raised questions about what kind of pencils to use for coloring. I’ve got a separate post about that drafted for the future. There are some fun options out there, as long as the pages are printed on thick, receptive paper.
“Most Enthusiastic: this page makes us want to jump up and down” went to Otto, who colored both front and back. The judges said his work reminded them of modern art.
“Most Thoughtful: this one makes us sigh with contentment” went to an entire family: Charlie, Kaitlin, Avery, Diane, and Morgan who added a googly eye, a poofy cloud with sparkles, 3-D flowers and a star.
“Most Unique: this one looks like no other; we think it’s visionary” went to H, who used metallic pens and decorative tape. (The metallic is hard to see here, but the panda and the bird both glitter and gleam.)
When H pinned her entry to the bulletin board, she said, “I think ShyPanda is my spirit animal.” I’m still smiling about that!