Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly challenge - Roald Dahl



"And above all watch, with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." ~Roald Dahl ~



We're reading a lot of Dahl in the WrightStuff house right now as his work has been a project at school. Taking inspiration from his stories and the wonderful Quentin Blake illustrations struck me as rather ideal for this challenge, as with an imagination such as Dahl's there's so much to choose from.

There's giants, crocodiles, peaches and chocolate. Good guys, bad guys and just plain mad guys.
Wonderful quotations, illustrations and fascinations. Children and grown-ups, the young at heart, the furry of skin and most wily of characters.

What will you pick?



The guidelines for the challenge are in the right hand sidebar.

22 comments:

izzy said...

I didn't know he had done so many! (- I knew James and Charlie-)Have to get busy
and read some more! thanks-

Patricia said...

Where are the challenge details? I can't seem to find them >_<

Kori said...

I love him and have always loved Witches the most. Kori xoxo

Shelinwa said...

Patricia right here on right side bar.

Judy Goddard said...

Yeehaw! This is great! I'm thinkin!!

Tammy said...

What a fun idea! Hmmm...have to think this one over and do a little research. i have to tell you I am a sucker for children's book illustrations. I always have been. It brings back happy memories of childhood and reading to my children and their classmates.

peggy gatto said...

Wonderful idea!!!! I chose the boys favorite book!!!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspiration-ave-world-of-ronald-dahl.html

Kristin Dudish said...

This is such a great prompt!

Bitzi said...

I had to quick do some research as I didn't know who this was...tho I did recognize the titles from some of his books.
Bitzi
http://bitzidoodles.blogspot.com/

lenoracle said...

I fell in love with Roald Dahl my first year of university. It wouldn't be my first Roald Dahl inspired painting if I did one. Unfortunately I am home for a family emergency and all my paints are still in another province, so I'm going to have to sit this one out. : (

Kat W said...

I ran a writing challenge for children on the RD theme & found it great fun. I loved RD as a child and still do. Even better now I get to share with my children. Great theme idea!

Kat :-)

Heather said...

oooh, Love this theme! Hopefully I will be back in time to enter...My girls and I love him!

Nic Hohn said...

Ok, so James + the Giant Peach came off my bookshelf...
Marvellous, Fabulous, Unbelievable Things

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Sounds very cool..I can't wait to see the results!

Kat W said...

Here's my Roald Dahl inspired whimsy painting:

http://wrightstory.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-walk-through-my-imagination-paint.html

Looking forward to seeing the entries for this fun theme!

Kat X

dthaase said...

ok - here's my one-line portrait of the master!

http://dthaase-lines.blogspot.com/2011/04/roald-dahl-one-line-51.html

Magpie said...

This one was challenging, but so much fun!
Here's mine:

http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge_09.html

Thanks Lisa!

Judy Goddard said...

♬Come with me and you'll be in world of pure imagination!♬

Here's mine!
www.JudyAGoddardArtisan.blogspot.com

WrightStuff said...

I used Quentin Blake's illustrations as my inspiration. I was going to try and write a Dahl-style story to go with it too, but ran out of time... maybe next week.

http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/wird-of-dahl-and-skitch-of-blake.html

gemma said...

Hi
Here is my entry:
http://gemmasjournal.blogspot.com/2011/04/working-in-elementary-school-library-as.html

:-)

priti.lisa said...

Ok Lisa, I did something...thanks for cracking the creative whip!
I mean that:)

http://pritistudio.blogspot.com/2011/04/weekly-challenge-roald-dahl.html

Xox

Shelinwa said...

Here is mine.
Shel


http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-at-inspiration-avenue.html

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