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Ronald McDonald House Chicago Donor Wall: Robot Assemblage

My Robot By Shel Silverstein

 I told my robot to my biddin’

He yawned and said, “You must be kiddin’.”

I told my robot to cook me a stew.

He said, “I got better things to do.”

I told my robot to sweep my shack.

He said. “You want me to stain my back?”

I told my robot to answer the phone.

He said, ‘ I must make some calls of my own.”

I told my robot to brew me some tea.

He said, “Why don’t you make tea for me?”

I told my robot to boil me an egg.

He said, “First– – lemme hear you beg.”

I told my robot, “There’s a song you can play me.”

He said, “How much are you gonna pay me?”

So I sold that robot, ‘cause I never knew

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Chris - February 17, 2012 - 8:14 am

I love the magic of children’s books! I have a 15 month old and a 4 year old. I love watching my 4 year old free fall into imaginative play. Sometimes, when I come home from work, our driveway is filled with whimsical sidewalk chalk drawings that comes with a story or two. It’s one of many wonderful activities that fills our families time.

It was fun making the robot door. My artist friend, Rhett Johnson, allowed me come out and play for the day in his fabrication studio. On his farm he has not a pig, but an enormous tin warehouse filled with a gazillion odd parts and pieces, some of which became Mr. Bot.

Thanks for sharing your story.

Jenni Bayless - February 16, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Last summer my kids memorized some of the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. My son would “read” Gerald’s lines and my daughter would “read” Piggie’s. This door reminds me of one of their favorites in the series called “My Friend is Sad.” We even attempted to draw the robot illustration from the book with sidewalk chalk. Fun Times!

Ronald McDonald House Donor Wall: Lueck’s Watercolor

Hallmark Illustrator, Craig Lueck, shared his amazing watercolor talents by splishing and splashing his brushes in water and paints. The end result, is an impressionistic masterpiece of the Chicago skyline. I fabricated the door out of exotic hardwood to give his wet-on-wet  saturate work a timeless feeling. Craig Lueck is an amazing artist, father, husband and caring giving man who freely offered his time and talent to make this door absolutely stunning.  View full post »

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