Thursday, August 13, 2009

Journal Jars...

Just a preview of some little fall touches I've been putting out. I know. It isn't even September yet. But... it just makes my soul sing!!!
Copper, brass, and glitzy autumn leaves... And below, I found a little wren's nest in the driveway after the last windstorm. It had to come inside and get a spritz of Nick Chavez Hard-holding hairspray for legndary style... DIVA edition!!! and a lttle spray of golden glitter. Then I had this little metal bird from a serving tray... She felt SHE deserved to be the DIVA bird, so let her stay.

I saw this idea with several jars, and I think they were those glass bottles of Frappucino at the grocery market from Starbucks. I used a cream bottle, and I glittered the lid, added some baubles and ribbon and a couple of cut-outs. Joy from Cupid's Charm might recognize this lovely cherub. It's her calling card!!! I love the spunk on that little angel... Inside is a handwritten journal about optimism... I'm going to have my composition class make these, highlighting any emotion or character trait they choose... Wish I didn't have to drink all those frappucinos *sigh* hahaha... But I'll sacrifice, little by little.... I will photograph theirs when they finish... It's a September project. Got to get those brains in gear before we start playing TOO much... One of my goals for Composition (a 11th/12th grade class) is to promote the love of writing for personal joy... We would do a private blog, but I think our school's filter would block it! If someone mentioned facebook or MTV or.... Dunkin' Doughnuts, it's blocked with huge letters that spell out what an evil site we're trying to get to... haha... All your blogs are blocked! I understand, but it is frustrating when I just want to show them something we've written. Have a fun day!
P.S. Yesterday I worked in Mom's Laundry/Plunder room. We bagged up FIVE huge trashbags of old tupperware, butter tubs... forgotten/forlorn skillets... Ah... space, the final frontier!


Jackie @ Embracing my Blessings said...

Oh, how I wish I would have had a composition teacher like you in High School. I may have discovered my love for writing a lot sooner. I look forward to seeing what the students come up with.

Allidink said...

You're right it isn't even September! LOL. I loooove Fall! It's my favorite season and all the holidays in it are my favorite too lol. Starting early on holidays and seasons scares me I feel like time is going by way to fast and before I know it I'll be wondering where my youth went lol. I bet your class is so fun! Cute!

All the best,

marty39 said...

Oh I am with you. I am so ready for fall, and I can hardly wait. So tired of the hot summer. Love the autumn touches and the jar is just fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Becky K. said...

I found two birds on clearance at Target today. They are black now but soon they will be creamy white.

For $1.24 each they really did need to come home with me.

I am SOOO ready for Fall. SO I love your decorations!

Becky K.