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« on: July 05, 2008 04:02:36 AM »

So... When I think of my childhood hero, one person stands out above the rest... Raffi. I LOVED Raffi when I was a child and have been overcome with glee to share Raffi with my children! He always struck me as a man who had so much heart and really cared about people, the earth, and children especially. If you don't know about Raffi, you should get to know him because your life will be enriched ( http://www.raffinews.com/ ).
  So, to memorialize my hero, I decided to put him on my sketchbook. I received this book from my hubby a short while ago. I had previously been using a notebook which drove me crazy with all the lines (although it never occurred to me to get a proper sketchbook).
  I made raffi out of paper... just cut paper. I haven't done this in a while and have always considered it my favorite thing to do... just not very practical for real life...
Here is a thumbnail for the preview...

So... Here is Raffi...the picture that I referenced


Here is the sketchbook... you have seen it before...


In progress...


My set-up

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Raffi Pre-mod podge (I made his beard black since this is the Raffi that I remembered from childhood)


on the back I put the Raffi song that is CURRENTLY stuck in my head... maybe it will release itself into the atmosphere now...


Front and back view


Well, That's it! Thanks or looking....
By the way...
Has anyone every gotten carded for buying rubber cement? I got carded... at Target... with my two kids...
Like I'm gonna go home and huff some glue...


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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008 04:27:28 AM »

weird about huffing rubber cement. Wink love your journal
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008 05:46:43 AM »

Carded for rubber cement?? Really?? I used to work at Hobby Lobby and ours was just sitting on the register displays for $1.99.

Anyway, LOVE your journal. Raffi sang me to sleep for many years when I was a kid (I spent a year in the hospital as a little one and he was a comfort when I was alone). Your tribute brought a little tear to my eye.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008 05:58:29 AM »

ROFL @ rubber cement. So strange. I've never even had to ask for a container of it [meaning it was always just on shelf], but then again, I suppose spray paint is too. I would just never think they would card you for that!

Journal looks great! Puts a whole new spin on the color & design class I had a few years ago hahha.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 06:19:08 AM »

Nice to have a flowery background to go with the song 'everything grows'...It came out great!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008 06:48:48 AM »

I love it but Rafi kind of creeps me out...
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008 07:54:39 AM »

Good work! This makes me want to re-listen to the raffi songs of my youth.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008 07:56:58 AM »

I'm not familiar with Raffi, but I love the assembly of paper.  It turned out really nicely!

I work at target, and it was the first time I encountered carding for rubber cement.  The register prompted me to scan someone's ID and I was just mystified for a moment (as was the customer)... but no harm done, I guess.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008 08:02:46 AM »

ROFL @ rubber cement. So strange. I've never even had to ask for a container of it [meaning it was always just on shelf], but then again, I suppose spray paint is too. I would just never think they would card you for that!

Journal looks great! Puts a whole new spin on the color & design class I had a few years ago hahha.

People always say that I look young. I joke that people think that I am 14... although I have never been carded for rubber cement before. That was a first.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008 08:22:38 AM »

Awwwwwwwwww, this is GREAT!  I've been meaning to jazz up my sketchbook covers for ages- I think I may have finally gotten the push I needed!  I can't wait to put my childhood hero, Mr. Dressup, on one! (He's Canadian.... I can't believe how many people haven't heard of him, hehe).
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2008 08:27:45 AM »

I'm not familiar with Raffi, but I love the assembly of paper.  It turned out really nicely!

I work at target, and it was the first time I encountered carding for rubber cement.  The register prompted me to scan someone's ID and I was just mystified for a moment (as was the customer)... but no harm done, I guess.



Well, I am glad to know that it isn't just me! When I worked at Michael's years ago, we were technically supposed to card people When they were buying spray paint (but nobody did it).
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008 09:41:59 AM »

That's neat!  I'd love to make some of those of my family!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2008 11:34:44 AM »

Now I have "baby beluga" in my head.  You did such a great job.


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I can't wait to put my childhood hero, Mr. Dressup, on one! (He's Canadian.... I can't believe how many people haven't heard of him, hehe).

Mr. Dressup was my childhood hero too, along with Fred Penner, another great Canadian.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2008 11:36:34 AM »

Awwwwwwwwww, this is GREAT!  I've been meaning to jazz up my sketchbook covers for ages- I think I may have finally gotten the push I needed!  I can't wait to put my childhood hero, Mr. Dressup, on one! (He's Canadian.... I can't believe how many people haven't heard of him, hehe).

Ooooh...put Mr. Dressup on one side and Casey & Finnegan on the other side! THat would rock! I loved Mr. Dressup as a kid....and the Friendly Giant also!
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2008 11:41:07 AM »

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the Friendly Giant.   That would be great.
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2008 02:01:02 PM »

I swear I'm not lying when I say that when I was thinking about doing this project I knew that if I did it, it would have to be on  Raffi. I remember telling my mom that I wanted to marry him.  Cheesy He was my first crush ever. So wrong!
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2008 04:20:40 PM »

Every once in a while I break into song. Its always either:

Baaaaaabee ba-luuuuuuuu-ga, Oh Baby Beluuuuuuuga

or

There were eight piggies in a row, Oh!!, Eight piggies in a roooooow......

And my husband thinks I am nuts.

I like your project A LOT.
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2008 04:45:11 PM »

OMG, Raffi, I only have one friend whose even heard of him, and he only knows banana phone, I listened to singable songs and corner grocery store almost constantly when I was little.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2008 06:17:59 PM »

I love Raffi! Cheesy  Seeing him in concert with him wearing rainbow socks was a highlight of my childhood! Grin  I'm surprised more people don't know him!  I'm trying to get my boyfriend into Raffi (he's from England...and has NO CLUE who Raffi is!), since I still love him!  When I have kids, i'm going to blast Raffi 24/7!  I love this journal...except the song stuck in my head goes "baby beluga in the deep blue sea, swim so wide and swim so free..." Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2008 06:35:56 PM »

I love Raffi! Cheesy  Seeing him in concert with him wearing rainbow socks was a highlight of my childhood! Grin  I'm surprised more people don't know him!  I'm trying to get my boyfriend into Raffi (he's from England...and has NO CLUE who Raffi is!), since I still love him!  When I have kids, i'm going to blast Raffi 24/7!  I love this journal...except the song stuck in my head goes "baby beluga in the deep blue sea, swim so wide and swim so free..." Smiley

I bought a raffi dvd on Amazon for my son and I was surprised when I received it that it was the same show that I had a child! I remembered all of those kids in their screamingly 80's attire!
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2008 09:07:38 AM »

"Brown girl in the rain, tra-la-la-la-la,
There's a brown girl in the rain, tra-la-la-la-la-la..."

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YES GOOD IDOL!! I had several Raffi records!
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2008 03:44:08 PM »

I love Raffi!  And this is great.  Definitely one of my favorites this round.
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2008 04:17:55 PM »

You did a great job!! That is the Raffi I remember, too. My parents actually took my sister and I to a concert to see him when we were younger. He was so cool! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2008 11:57:24 AM »

Raffi!  I saw him when I was 2!  Not that I remember what he sang, but my mom took me.  Awesome job!   Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2008 09:10:36 AM »

This is excellent. I love how you captured a very childhood-hero-y Raffi facial expression. Now I have bananaphone and baby beluga stuck in my head....
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2008 04:36:05 AM »

I can't believe you got carded buying craft supplies!  that's crazy Smiley

And you created a beautiful thing with that rubber cement.
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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2008 02:10:50 PM »

I love your Raffi tribute!  He was definitely one of my childhood favorites...

I've been away from Craftster for a while, and I'm sorry I missed this challenge because I've been developing t-shirt designs based on Raffi songs!
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2008 02:44:12 PM »

I was raised on the word Raffi, this is fantastic
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