July 1, 2011

Drawings, Lloyd

When I was in grade school, I used to draw mazes. I remember liking to do mazes, and eventually I tried making some of my own. I tried a few different techniques, but I eventually settled on what I liked to call the, “bowl of intestines” technique.

I would pass them around at school, but tell people not to write on them, because then no one else could try them. But someone always did. In desperation, I covered one with strips of tape. Lots and lots of strips of tape. I showed it to my sister and she said that dad had some wide tape in the basement.

I didn’t know that wide tape even existed. It seemed miraculous. I could cover a whole maze in 4 pieces of tape. I mounted them on pieces of cardboard and people would do them with grease pens and I could just wipe them off when they were done. Looking back on it, I should have found a page protector, but I don’t think I knew that those existed until 5th or 6th grade.

Anyway, a few months ago I thought about those mazes and decided to make a new one. I worked on it off and on for a day or two then it went into a pile of papers. I found it yesterday and finished it. If you click on the image it should take you to a pdf file. If you print the pdf file, please cover it in tape (skinny or wide, it doesn’t matter) and mount it on a piece of cardboard before you solve it. You know, for old time sake.

Start at “help” and end at “me”.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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7 Responses to “Amazing”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I knew a teacher who had a maze book in her classroom library for the kids to check out. Why check out a maze book if you can’t write in it? She needed some wide tape too.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I was never very successful at mazes. I didn’t do many puzzles at all, now that I think of it. I was more of a coloring book kind of guy. And sticker books. I loved sticker books.


  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    In Nebraska, a Cornhusker could charge admission for an Amazing Maize Maze.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Dang, that’s a lot of work Lloyd! I’ll give your maze a try, but I’m with Brad…..mazes can frustrate me. If I travel a long way, and hit a dead end too many times….I tend to rip up the maze. Or pretend I’m in a plane that can take me from ‘help’ to ‘me’ in under 2 seconds.


  5. Maggie Said on:

    Where is the start?


  6. Maggie Said on:

    Never Mind…..I found it 🙂


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