Everyday Matters Drawing Challenge 70 and 239

EDM challenge drawingThe EDM drawing challenge prompt #70  reads “Draw something you are afraid of and write about it if you dare.” Prompt #239 says “Draw something that has scared you” This is both prompts rolled into one story.

When I was a child I was very afraid of masks from New Guinea. My father worked in New Guinea for a time and when he returned home he had with him about 15 large wooden masks. Mum treated them as home decor items and hung them all as a collection on one wall in our home.

What people dont realise about these masks is that they are large! I was about 8 years old and some of the masks dad came home with were as big as my 6 year old sister. Their primitive power worked their magic and they looked very fearful to me.

But I have come to live with masks as my husband (not knowing how they caused such discomfort to me as child) purchased this mask on a work trip to New Guinea. It is large but I like the fellow. He is beside our front door.

I was reminded of my fear when the other day one of the local children cam to our door and I noticed her looking very warily over my shoulder. I was trying to figure out what it was that made her feel uneasy then I realised … what she saw our mask.

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Tardis is on Google Maps!

image of blue telephone boxI have been totally delighted to discover this meme about Google’s Maps latest easter egg

Investigate yourself by going to this map,  notice on the left side of the street there is  a very famous blue telephone box.

Move your cursor around on the screen until you get a pair of double arrows. You can see them in the image to the left.

Click those and bingo you are inside Doctor Who’s Tardis!

That is where I had fun exploring and  took these screenshots. It really is bigger on the inside!

Inside the Tardis
If you venture further inside you can see the controls. That was as far as got as it appeared all other doors were locked.

Inside the Tardis 1

Everyday Matters Drawing Challenge 39, 78 and 275

EDM challenge drawingChallenge 39, 78 and 275 is very mundane and I have been a bit of cheat as this is 3 challenge prompts in 1 drawing. They are 3 objects that go together. EDM challenge prompt #39 draw a toothbrush, and prompt #275 draw a tube of toothpaste are an obvious paring.
Prompt #78 is Draw a souvenir of a place you have been and the cup is from a trip to London I took in the mid 90’s. I am sure mugs just like this are still on sale but I purchased this one from the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden which is an interesting place to visit even if you are not vehicle/train buff!

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