One of those courses...

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I went on a course today after work. Communication Skills. It was someone being assessed, using our main room, so we all got a 'free' session.

It was the usual sort of thing - I've sat through a few as a postgrad. She started off giving us a lump of playdoh each, and asking us to model something that represented how we saw ourselves as communicators.

After a bit of thought, and in desparation, I modelled a pair of lips as an open mouth, to represent 'talkative'.

Anyway, after that she got on, and we all sat there fiddling with our playdoh.

I made an elephant. When she saw it, she said it was the best model in playdoh she'd ever seen....:laugh: At the end of the session, she wouldn't take it back to squish it, so it's sitting on the office windowsill.

If I have to do any more courses like that, she's going to run out of playdoh!
 

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it's funny what you do when you're bored. all round the office are my blue tack mice :laugh:
 
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buggi said:
it's funny what you do when you're bored. all round the office are my blue tack mice :smile:
They'd scare my elephant!:laugh:

I do fiddle. Leave me alone with paperclips, and they'll end up in a chain.
 
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And here's the heffalump... Yes, it's bright pink...

elephantplaydoh001.jpg
 

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Wow, either you are a very talented sculptor or you spend an unhealthy amount of time looking at elephants.
 
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The Velvet Curtain said:
Wow, either you are a very talented sculptor or you spend an unhealthy amount of time looking at elephants.
Or both...:wacko:

I dunno about talented, it just came right. I did do a nice one once before, in plasticine. Elephants are quite good to model, they can be drawn out of a blob, and having sturdy legs they stand up well. A giraffe would have been trickier.

I do wonder sometimes, if my talent lies in modelling rather than drawing - I cna always see a picture, but never quite get it down on paper. When I was a kid, I wanted more than anything to be able to draw horses, but I always had to draw the ground in afterwards, because the legs were all different lengths.
 
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