* squirrel paint by number

Posted on September 2nd, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Paper Crafts.

I got a pair of paint-by-numbers for donating to the local NPR station a couple of years ago. There’s this one and a diner scene, both from This American Life stories. In fact, you can buy them for $10, see the unpainted versions, and hear the TAL segments over at their shop. The designer, Arthur Jones, also has a site.

I’ve been working on it on-and-off whenever I randomly come across it in my craft room. I finally finished it tonight. It has instructions to “handle your brush with dignity” while painting the flaming squirrel. I love TAL.


14 Responses to “squirrel paint by number”

  1. lisa Says:

    love it!!

    i also love TAL… i think i have a secret crush on ira glass [not so secret now, huh?]

  2. Jeannie Says:

    i love that flaming squirrel story! nice job.

  3. dawn Says:

    I love paint by number kits. My daughter (age 8) was looking at one in the craft shop and commented that the illustrated finished version seemed to have many more colors than the few that were actually included with the kit! Of course!

    Yours looks fabulous.

  4. robin Says:

    fantastic~! sending your link to my sister asap. (she is mad paint-by-numbers gal)

  5. heather Says:

    gorgeous squirrel! i am currently working on my first paint-by-number since the birth of my son. it is a glorious scene entitled Paradise on the Water. i hope it can equal the glory of the flaming squirrel.

  6. sharlyn Says:

    Paint-by-numbers! I haven’t thought about those since I was a kid. I really should look into buying a kit…I remember it being kind of meditative

  7. laura r. Says:

    this is wonderful!
    good for you for finishing it.

  8. Martha Says:

    I love paint by numbers, but I have never seen one as wonderful as your flaming sqirrel. It is terrific.

  9. Amber Lee Pence Says:

    I love that! Love your blog too. Lost the link, but stumbled upon it again. Great stuff.

  10. abby Says:

    I LOVE it! TAL is my fave thing to listen to when I knit-it just makes the time fly by. I am so gonna get my hands on some of those…

  11. Jenny Says:

    OK, now that is hilarious!! Thanks for posting.

  12. monkey Says:

    during pledge drives they offer a embroidered flaming squirrel patch. another fine reason to support your local npr affiliate.

  13. Myron Says:

    I love the squirrel and love TAL! I’ve been looking for a cool, fun paint by numbers image for my son’s nursery. I know it sounds strange but I’m attempting to blow-up a paint by numbers image onto a wall and paint the enlarged image in all its glory. I think I’ve now found the image. My only problem now is that I need the paints or at least the palette to paint the picture. You wouldn’t still have the directions?

  14. Bachra Says:

    Heuresement, je bosse pas j’ai le temps de mater les primes.Ya eu une bande annonce pour demain sur tf1 comme quoi Robin fait ou dit quelque chose par rapport a son secret je crois. Et même la voix le sanctionne.


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