Friday, November 09, 2007

Scale

CONTEST:
The Ants are getting ready for winter and they need a safe place to store their food. The carpenter ant decided to base his design on a building that was 20 feet by 40 feet.
This is too big, so if the scale is 1 inch to 10 feet, what will the dimensions be for the ant sized storage unit?
One Winner will be randomly selected from all of the correct answers.

THE PRIZE:
Your very own "Bunny Flower" Ornament made by yours truely.
Good Luck!!!!

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24 comments:

Teri C said...

Math is not my strong suit, I'm too right-brained. I wouls say 1"x4". What a fun fun way to do this theme word!!!

Pick me pick me :)

ValGalArt said...

Ugh, yer makin me feel dumb but I sure do love your piece!!!

imwithsully said...

Artists aren't supposed to understand that. That's why I am always amazed that employers think that a web designer and web developer is the same person. never, I say, never. Sorry, went off on a tangent there. Cute piece!

Cathie said...

very cute, but too much to think about on a friday afternoon. my brain is turned off for the weekend! great ornament

studio lolo said...

I'm thinking 2"x4" but math isn't my strong point. Astro physics is though :P
Fun one PPC! And sweet embroidered ornament!

Anonymous said...

OH NO! I don't know 'inches' or 'feet' HAHA. My face looks like your Carpenter Ant's! The dimensions of the ant storage unit will be two by four inches. I don't think that would be big enough! HAHAA Bunny Flower is precious :)

claudine hellmuth said...

love this little guy with his tongue sticking out!

steve said...

2 x 4 inches I believe. Love both the illo and the bunny flower btw!!

modroom said...

Ants are better than me at arithmetic. A fine study of a studious ant!

Tracy said...

I'm thinking 2 x 4 because if 1" is to 10 feet, and if it's based on a 20 foot building by 40 foot building, just divide both by 10??? Blah Blah Blah! I just took up way too much space here! :) Cute illo and fun contest idea! Get that gray matter working overtime!

Twisselman said...

2 inches by 4 inches, and, honest, I didn't look at any comments before I racked my noggin figurin' it out. Proportional scaling is a wonderful thing, as is this post.

merlinprincesse said...

Hheheh! 2X4 inches... Too easy! :) *I'm such a genious* *and so humble*.... :) But I think your ant farm should be a bit bigger!!!

Shani Thomas said...

Hihi...well, I see I'm not alone with all the other right brainers here (my lefty is just TOO lazy, on a Sunday especially). But, analytical equation aside...such a cute piece! I especially like the details of his little tongue hanging out, his antennane slightly askew, we can see he's really a thinkin'.

Ginger*:)* said...

Ants in pants! What wonderful little characters you create. They aren't supposed to ask us questions, however. This guy will measure up very well.
I have enough trouble converting inches to picas.... leave my brain alone for now.

get zapped said...

Math never has been my thing, but I do love your illo and playful post.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

2 inches by 4 inches. And thank you SO MUCH for making me do math. Nice. I better win, that's all I can say.

Great work BTW.

Brine Blank said...

You know...that ornament is really nice...would like to see you post more of these things...probably one of the favorite things I've seen out of you...

ms said...

NICE!!!!!

Debbie Egizio said...

What a fun piece! Love the soft color combinations. I would try to guess but my brain is on overload right now.

kdhamel said...

I'm guessing 2"x4" and that is without using a calculator!!!!:)
Very cute illustration - I love his tongue sticking out!

Kstyles said...

Cute!

Bron Smith said...

Your ants have such unique character, and I like the colors you used, and the clever way that you worked the word into the story. Thanks for your kind comments regarding Trowbridge. More adventures are just around the corner.

Ellen said...

Two by Four!
This was awesome and what a neat idea to add the contest! Always love your insects!

Sophie the Pearl said...

I started to think about those numbers, and my head started hurting. But I really like your bunny, even though I didn't win him. (I could always DO math, but it's such a CHORE!) I'm pretty good at singing harmony, though! Have a contest like that!!! :o)