Me As Leonardo Da Vinci !!
**sorry, that I have to move my work down so low, otherwise ads will block some of the words...I wish they would fix that. ...hint...hint!!
I am Leonardo DaVinci. If you do not a believe that
I am the real guy please do not a pinch me ...
but you can call me Leo for short, just don't a call me
early in the morning, cause I like to sleep in and dream
of my home port, in Tuscany Italy.
I am an artiste visiting you...I came here in my time machine,
an invention those who study me have never seen!!
I parked a my time machine in the principals parking spot,
so if she comes looking for me, you tell her a “Thanks a lot.”
Tell her not to be mad, but glad, because when I leave
I will go back in time 2 hours ago and move it,
then she will never know I was there...Heh,heh, heh...
it will be just fine.
I was a born in 1452...phewwwweee, that's a long time ago...
I am a 559 years old you know.
How old are you young fellow, Wow!!
You are like a tiny speck of paint on the huuuugge canvas of life,
and a bright yellow, while I am am ancient hardened bit of oil paint in the colors of gray,
But hey, I am a still here with you today.
I lived with my grandparents, lots of cookies, ice cream,
and a bigga pizza slices, they were real nice, when I was a child like you.
I used to scribble on all their walls and I painted their home twice,
cause I was a wee artiste with nothing to do.
I became a Renaissance painter, Renaissance means re-birth,
like being born all over. Which is probably why I am here with you all today.
But I guess I musta been born old this time I must say.
I was an apprentice for 13 years under a man named Verrochio.
He was as popular as that boxer your parents call called Rocky II today.
But he was a famous artiste you know.
And he taught me how to paint and even earn some pay...Yay!!!
I also studied biology, botany and engineering,
but my true love was art...
Oh how a my grandparents were always
a cheering me being a so smart.
But I was also an inventor and one of my favorite
inventions was a flying bird,
An “ornithopter “which was quite absurd.
Here I brought one...let me show you.
Everyone move way back that a way,
because a this a flying bird has no brain,
and is untrained and just might create quite a flap.
So when it lands please bring it a back to me
gently for it's nap.(walk away from the group to launch bird.)
Some of my inventions also include:
A glider, a helicopter, a parachute, a car run by a spring,
a machine gun , a robot, a tank...tank you very much, and a scaling ladder.
I also was known for painting the Mona Lisa,
It was just about ta this a big, like this a matte,
30 and 1/4 inches by 20 and ¼ inches.
My first love has always been painting,
it is what I am a good at.
The Mona Lisa now hangs at the Louvre in Paris,
but it used to hang on that louver thing-a-ma-gig
on my blinds in my studio. I am a so very much embarrassed...
I never a knew she would be such a valuable thing,
and I used her to block the sunlight in the spring.
It took me a ten years to finish the Mona Lisa.
She a never wanted to sit still.
Like a bucket in a well... up and down.
The painting is called the Mona Lisa because
she was always such a moaner:
“ Leo, I'm tired of sitting here for hours,
Leo, I want to go to lunch,
Leo I need a coffee break.
Ah, but she was worth the wait,
because her eyes in the painting
they a follow you wherever you a go in the room.
It's a magical thing and her mysterious smile,
well that was because she was always
five minutes away from her next break to eat Italian pastries.
Heh, heh, heh. I used a painting technique called sfumato.
on the Mona Lisa, which means like smoke....
I put layers and layers of an oil based glaze on her
that made the highlights and depth and transparency leap right out at you.
The King of a France himself bought and owned the Mona Lisa,
I was a soooooo proud. It was and is a most famous painting,
and she was such a nice a lady to sit for me so long.
See that little spot right there, That's a Rrrrr-igatoni sauce
that I dripped on the painting once during my lunch.
I left it there because it blended in so well.
Do you know what happens to you if you turn
the Mona Lisa painting sideways or upside down and look at it.
You getta really stiff neck."
I should tell you about another artist
I met on my journeys in my time machine,
I stop and visit often in the 1800's with my good friend
Oscar Claude Monet. He is such a fine a painter,
he always liked to paint outside, but he said it was hard
because he always had things falling into his paintings,
like leaves and bird feathers, and in the desert when he painted
he had sand and tiny pebbles blown onto his canvas.
For all I know some of them are still glued under his paintings and glazes.
Little bits of geography from where he worked.
Monet loves to paint water, he likes how the colors
reflect themselves on the surface.
He is one of the painters who invented Impressionism.
Impressionism is where an artiste uses dabs of color
to show how a scene looks and how the light falls.
He once fixed up a boat as a floating studio because
he loved water painting so much.
I'll just bet you he even painted in the tub...heh,heh, heh,.
In school he used to make funny cartoons of his teachers,
he got in trouble for that ...but he became very good at making charictatures.
Monet made a lot of bigga paintings, like this one called the Water Lilies.
Isn't it sooooo beautiful...See how big it is,
here two of you unfold this roll of paper,
it is the actuaL SIZE. Wow it is a bigga then me.
He told me once that he really only became a painter
because he loves flowers.
When he was older, he went blind, but he still painted
even though he could not see his work.
Thatza Mazing to me. Claude Mone was and still is
one of the most famous painters in the world,
and he did some of them with his eyes closed.....
Well I must a be going... my time machine will
run out of batteries and I will be stuck here
painting pictures of Justin Beiber and Barney....Yikes!!!
I have to fly in my time machine to the year 3014
to the planet Galuba and visit some kids in space.
MFB III Productions- ArtWhimsically Yours Studio-(c)-2011
Me As Leonardo Da Vinci ! !
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