Checkit. No wild sketches or someone’s stash of graffiti posters inside the super-sized portfolio. Drat. I did find: a few sheets each of watercolor paper, decorative paper, and heart-embossed paper. All will be upcycled in the classroom! The heart paper will go over BIG. The portfolio is perfect for storing charts and paper. Score 1 for team Moss! I have no doubt that a big cardboard box of sketchbooks is on the next street corner awaiting my arrival. Better take the red wagon with me on my next walk. I’m feeling lucky.
LOOK! My very own apron kit arrived in the mail today. I’m making some classroom aprons for some of the Craft Monkeys. Eating bananas all day is dirty business. I think I can make 2 kid-sized aprons from this 1 grown-up pattern & fabric. Then of course I can use the pattern to make more aprons from my fabric stash for more C.M. See how smart I am? Always thinking ahead.
I was reading the LA TIMES online edition a couple of days ago and came across THIS story. Go get a box of kleenex then go listen to the story of Bessie Mae and her two dear sons. It’s a gut-wrenching audio slide show.
Then go read THE REST of the story.
Then come back here tomorrow. I wrote to the reporter who covered this story to get an address to donate some cash to this family. I’ll share the email he sent me which includes their address. You will seriously want to know the ending. And it’s going to make you happy. It warmed the cockles of my heart.
I could just tell you now. But that would be no fun. And you know I’m all about fun.