Friday, January 24, 2014

Preparing Lesson Plans

Well, I'm supposed to be prepping for classes. Instead, I'm playing hooky. 

It's that time of year when businesses give out calendars and day planners to customers. I liked a bank calendar.

It stands up and is rather sturdy. I have wanted to play with one of these for awhile. I really DID start preparing lesson plans, however, the cover on the calendar was such a lovely shade of turquoise blue.

Several rules for this stand up play book: fast (no hand stitching), small, and only tiny scraps from the scrap bag. 


Out came the handy glue stick. Besides cottons, I found a few bits of brocades. I like the letters, so I left a few showing.

Then a meandering green line came out of the scrap bag, and a burgundy circle.                          








It strikes me that my mosaic designs influence this kind of play. The tile effect. 

OK, I had my fun, now back to the lesson plans...

Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday".


11 comments:

Kelly L Hendrickson said...

How cool!! I won't be throwing those calendars out any more! Thanks for showing the process. It was fun to watch it develop.

Bouts Choisis said...

That's lovely and makes a beautiful group display with your wall hanging and vintage treasures!

Cay Denise said...

Very fun...and clever idea for the cover page enhancement. The last photo with the quilted wall hanging in the background and the mosaic design in the front...makes it look like the two were meant to be together.

Linda A. Miller said...

What fun! Play is so important, isn't it??

Connie Rose said...

I adore that quilt on the wall in the last photo. Have we seen the whole thing? Stunning colors.

Regina B Dunn said...

You really went to town! On mine, I just glued one piece of batik fabric to the entire cover. We just can't leave things alone, can we?

Norma Schlager said...

The first thing that I thought of when I saw the finished product was how much it looked like one of your mosaic creations. Very cool indeed!

LA Paylor said...

play! play hookey! Play is so mentally stimulating. I like the layering and dash of red
Leeanna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com

frankikohler.com said...

A good play session is absolutely necessary before a work session. Good job!

janice pd said...

I would not have thought to dress up a calendar. How cool is that?

blandina said...

Playing hooky is a good thing. I am sure that GD2 would agree...Nice project, by the way, very liberating.