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I was reading Matt’s post about drawing a maple leaf like it looks on the Canadian flag, and I thought to myself—this is the perfect summation of being Canadian.  We know what we’re like, others think we’re distinctive, but when asked to describe ourselves—well, the results are not pretty.

So, right now, sketch a maple leaf and post it. How well can you do?  (And don’t look at the real flag until you’re done—that’s too easy.)

I’ll repost the best ones here, if you give me permission.



 
 

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Happy to Oblige: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peechie/158176269/

 

Posted by Jen
  at 12:57 pm on Jun. 1, 2006

 

 

 

Fun.

http://www.somisguided.com/weblog/maple-leaf-meme/

 

Posted by Monique Trottier
  at 9:14 pm on Jun. 6, 2006

 

 

 

Here's mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steena/163294960/

 

Posted by Christina
  at 4:48 pm on Jun. 8, 2006

 

 

 

Question. Is it just the outline or should it be the leaf in detail?

Travis. . I didn't mean to offend with my comment on Flickr - I hadn't seen this yet so I had no idea.

 

Posted by Kathryn
  at 8:23 pm on Jun. 13, 2006

 

 

 

Either way -- if you can fill it in without crossing the lines, go for it.

I personally prefer the outline.

 

Posted by Travis Smith
  at 9:09 pm on Jun. 13, 2006

 

 

 

http://static.flickr.com/51/167187185_496cdb3982.jpg

Ok, really, I'm not stalking you.

Does this meet your standards??

 

Posted by Kathryn
  at 11:16 am on Jun. 14, 2006

 

 

 

Fun! My first attempt looked like a cross between the pacman ghost and Hokusai's The Great Wave, if you can imagine such a thing.

 

Posted by Ben
  at 4:25 pm on Jun. 14, 2006

 

 

 

I would very much like to see that, Ben, since I'm having problems imagining it. smile

Kathryn, yours is seriously pretty though much greener than any Canadian flag I've seen.

 

Posted by Christina
  at 4:33 pm on Jun. 14, 2006

 

 

 

ya, I sort of didn't get the point of it being the flag. . I went for the leaf! LOL. . .I feel so challenged!

 

Posted by Kathryn
  at 5:24 pm on Jun. 14, 2006

 

 

 

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Posted by dumdum
  at 8:58 am on Dec. 3, 2007

 

 

 

guess what? CHICKEN BUTT!!!

 

Posted by YUMA
  at 9:00 am on Dec. 3, 2007

 

 

 

dumdum

 

Posted by sony
  at 8:29 pm on Feb. 18, 2009

 

 

 

how do we draw a maple leaf.

ps.the note i wrote before is mine,dumdum posted by sony at 8;29pm on feb,18,2009.

 

Posted by sania
  at 8:36 pm on Feb. 18, 2009

 

 

 

You know, when I was a Youngin, we didn't spend all of out time drawing leaves! We had to walk five miles every day to get milk for breakfast!!! And even if I did want to draw a leaf, it wouldn't SUCK as much as yours!!!!!!!!!

 

Posted by Grandma FatFace
  at 9:13 am on Feb. 19, 2009

 

 

 

cooollleeeooooo

 

Posted by olivia
  at 5:22 am on Sep. 15, 2009

 

 

 

I was watching the news last night and found him tklniag to the journalists again, complaining and complaining.I just find he is those sort of people who can be never happy.

 

Posted by Shay
  at 12:14 pm on Jun. 13, 2015

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