First, the background: I am, and have been for a while, getting ready for the school's art show. The point is for the students to make a piece of art using recycled/ upcycled materials. Each year that I have run it, I have made name tags for the kids that are participating. I was pretty stumped as to what to make this year that wouldn't be a repeat of the other years.
Yesterday, inspiration hit while I was sorting books for the used book sale that we are running with the art show...it always makes me sad when we get books so damaged we can't do anything with them but put them in the recycle bin...or can we? I brought one home to play with.
my very first blog post ever actually). The wooden pieces were just sliced from a random piece of wood in the scrap pile...just be sure to use solid wood and not plywood or MDF.
Hint: you can use the title of the stories (this happened to be a book of fairy tales and folk tales) for individual words or initials.
So, name tags almost done AND made entirely of recycled/leftover materials. Yippee. I hope the kids like them...I know the volunteers will.
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
Some of you may have been wondering where I have been lately...
I was getting ready for my first pottery show and sale as a member of the Sarnia Lambton Potter's Guild.
Oh my goodness, it was so much fun...I want to do it again and again...
...but when I showed up, my table was looking rather picked over...so now I need to/get to make some more. Yippee!
This little friendly guy is Jack...he lives at the greenhouse where we had our show. He visited every last one of us I am pretty sure (we didn't put him there, he came to investigate on his own).
Coming soon, pictures of the other reason I have been away for so long. We have been working hard getting ready for an art show and used book sale at the school my children attend.