I scanned the photos, hung several up for display, and considered myself committed. I had a-l-l summer.
I then spent much of my time back in my classroom, pulling out, sorting through and organizing eighteen years' worth of teaching materials and supplies. It was a daunting but necessary task.
I'm still reaping the benefits of having invested the time getting everything right where it should be. I haven't (knock wood) had to spend hours after school or over the weekend finding and prepping materials for my students. W-o-r-t-h it.
But I didn't work with adopted ancestors in the crafty nook, not once.
Needing a little redemption and finding inspiration as I noticed October sneaking up, I thought I'd work on these ladies:
Slightly stern in appearance... perhaps it's the starch in their blouses. They would make lovely witches... brujas, "witches, crones." Oh yes.
I scanned and lightened the photograph, and decided on Elphaba-inspired-green:
Hats, bats, glitter and pennants. It's fun to color, cut, glue, write, and collage. So much fun, that I really should do it more often.
There's always next summer.