I didn't fall off the face of the earth. My life has been super chaotic recently. First thing first, my daughter had this huge project due for English. The project was worth 3 test grades. The assignment was a choice between making a collage depicting the events of the play (Arther Miller, The Crucible), writing/drawing a cartoon about it, writing an essay, writing a journal, or writing a poem.
We chose the poem. Actually she chose the collage, but I convinced her the poem would be more fun. Here's what the final product looked like:
It looks a lot cooler in person. In the pictures the paper looks like I spilled my morning coffee on it. We stained the paper with tea to give it an old look. Then we burned the edges to make the pages look like they were saved from a fire.
The next big thing we had going on around here was Halloween. You know with a little one you gotta play those games. Here's this year's pumpkin:
It's Frankenstein, just in case you can't see it. Hubby did the carving from a stencil, but he kept saying no one would be able to tell what it was. Can you? (Here's last year's pumpkin)
I was also playing around a lot on Shared Reviews trying to win some contests. I got 3rd and 4th in two separate events to total $25. Not too bad for a little clicking.
The holidays are approaching quickly. I've been struggling with our Christmas decorations too (think Christmas Vacation!). We'll have a house full on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I can't wait!