Friday, December 22, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I was poking around on flickr and I found these painted egg boxes, I thought they were so beautiful. I'm one that tends to think of egg carton creations as preschool projects, but this... this goes beyond a preschool project. It is beautiful. :)
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I just finished reading Which Brings Me to You by Julianna Baggott and Steve Almond. It was a great novel, full of life and the quirkiness of language that I love. A little racy at times, but not too graphic. It was all talk, mostly. I had the pleasure of hearing Julianna Baggott speak at the FSU Writing Project's Annual Summit, where I taught a lesson to other teachers on writing springboards in the classroom. Julianna was lively, hilarious and quickly captured the audience with her lovely talent of crafting words. I quickly became a fan and bought two of her books off of Amazon.com that night: Girl Talk and Miss America Family. While waiting for those to arrive, I went to the public library to see if they had her newest: Which Brings Me to You... and much to my amazement, not only was it there, but it was featured on a display case of FSU writers! I was amazed, thrilled, enthused! I quickly scooped up the book before anyone else had a chance to grab it. It has (of course) taken me a long time to get through it. Not because it was not interesting, but because I read so much for my classroom that my "for pleasure" reading time has been drastically cut down to before bed and weekends only. I have been filling that time with caring for my son and little time has been left for reading! Well -- my son has been very sick so while staying home with him, I have been able to get some good reading time in! (I should be doing laundry but oh well.) I finally finished this book today and I'm recommending it to anyone who enjoys traditional letter writing and the explorations of love in a pure and raw form. Kudos to Julianna Baggott and Steve Almond for a great entertaining read!!
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
My ATCs are done and are ready to be sent! I'm pretty proud of them... they were created digitally and then glued to cardstock with ribbon accents. I think they came out pretty well for my first attempt. I tried to go "simple" instead of "busy". I'm mailing them out tomorrow! :) :)
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Of course my love for butterflies had to be reflected in my first Artist Trading Card... This is the very first ATC that I have ever created. This series of four that follows is a part of the ATC exchange in the Creative Mom group. I'm sending #'s 1 and 2 to one person and #'s 3 and 4 to another. We are mailing by December 31st... I can't wait to see what I will get. This has been fun!