I ran across more stencil portraits, some old color copy journal pages, and other odd and assorted flotsam and jetsam. I know you won’t mind if I pack those into your pony express bundle. Do you?
The comments are warming the cockles of my heart. They made me want to dig deeper and find more. So I did. And…if the random number generator device thingy stops on YOUR number, whether you live in Botswana or Paris the package will find you.
See this box? It belongs to one of my boys. He collects things off the floor and makes stuff. Like miniature teddy bears out of foil and carpet lint, fake teeth from scrap paper, wigs, pop-up bats, wallets from construction paper and tape. We started this box for him. He calls it his Workshop. I love that. When he finishes his work he goes to his special spot and takes the box off the shelf and starts cutting and folding and pasting.
Great idea about the box for the collector kid. He’ll be rich and famous someday.
A kid after my heart!
nikki hardin says
so sad I missed the deadline! the giveaway looks delicious.
Lisa Hoffman says
My studio FEELS like Ben’s workshop. It ALL gets tossed in and shaken about.
Boys and Treasures.
Don’t we love ’em both?
colleen darling says
wow what a fantastic bunch of goodies…….
love your blog, sweet memories of LA
Thanks for sharing your son’s workshop with us. I don’t have any children yet but when I do, we will have fun playing & creating with workshops together 🙂
Holy monkeybutts, she’s added the stencil pages…WA HOO! I hope that random generator stops on ME!
mary daly says
I love this too. My sister taught ‘at risk’ children for 10 years or so and I remember her telling me about children who had so few things of their own that they would have little boxes of found things to treasure. I love your blog and never fail to be inspired by it.
well Ben 10 and I
are on the same page
you are too generous
can you ever forgive
xox – eb.
look, cockles are one thing.
but a bribe really does the trick.
Gwen Delmore says
Mary Ann, you are a teacher after my own heart. I have said it before, and I will keep on saying it, those little monkeys are the luckiest!!
You are a treasure.
mary cooper says
You didn’t need to make this offer any better, but you have. Love to hear about you students, how come school wasn’t like this 40 years ago when I was there? Oh well thanks Mary
lol…what fun and joy you have sparked with a little glimer of hope that the random number will be mind.
AGHHHHHH!!!! Heart palpitations—those stencils!! Good grief you know how to
bump up the wish factor. Love the ‘waste not’ box–little kids have them during
church services to create and play in our bayou town.
Thanks for ‘adding’ to the prize!
Missy from the bayou
Brian Kasstle says
Oh you are da bestest! Oh flotsam and jetsam, hmmmmmmmmm……flooooot-sam and jeeeeet-sam, hmmmmmm. (my best Homer Simpson impression). Oh great and wonderful random number generator please smile down upon my lowly unworthy self please. Perhaps an offering of the finest French chocolate will appease thee?
Sharon Bennett says
OMG!! You added more???? I am holding my breath…….Only thinking positive…..”When the collage items arrive, I will use them to upgrade my journal.” And the “Box” is the most wonderful thing. My granddaughter lives out of state and she does the same things, and we talk about her projects on the phone, cause I can’t be there to push her in person. But she loves to collage. Thank you, Sharon
ro bruhn says
A boy after my own heart, I always carry a box of ‘stuff’ just incase I want to add something to my journal. I’m so glad to see him starting at such a young age, hopefully it will never leave him. I adore the extra things you’re adding you’re a very generous soul. Thanks so much for giving us the chance to win. I’ve mentioned you on my blog so you might get some more from down under.
My daughter used to carry all sorts of material with her everywhere she went. She had markers, crayons,glue, paper, magazines and all sorts of flotsam and jetsam needed for collage.She called it the “Art Departement”.
susan w says
One of my girls shared a journal she made on a family trip during Thanksgiving break. I talked to the class about all of the things one can do in a journal. I brought my journal to school at the end of the week and shared it for ideas. Then on Saturday evening I had a conversation with a nine year old I met and convinced him to make soda flat display boxes for his collections of “weird stuff”.
It is meaningful & important to support and encourage kids to continue (or begin) doing those kid things that we all try to do. They end up being so much better at it.
Love love love the goodies!!
OMG! My son would so get along with that boy. Plus, how cool is the Ben 10 shoebox?? 😉