Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Decor


My nine year old friend and I combed the neighborhood for pine cones, and she did the rest! I plan on bringing these lovelies out every Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The 1300's--One Horrible Century


When I get down about our modern world, I'll remember to refer to my recent research on Europe in the fourteenth century. No sooner were the famines over (a period when some resorted to cannibalism) than the plagues came. (Smallpox is pictured above.) I'm currently attempting to incorporate real-world atmosphere into an old fairy tale and finding that the abominations of reality are eclipsing the wonders of the tale. I'm actually considering creating an all-out horror story! My only concern is whether I'll have produced something appropriate for kids 9-12. It's strong stuff, but fascinating...