Sunday, May 2, 2010

Back to School...

OMG! I'm so drained. I have a tooth that's bugging me, something that resembles a sinus infection (I think - I've never had one before, so I'm not sure), and a job application to complete. Blech.

On the plus side, last weekend was super productive with a fun project! Remember back to your years in school when you had to make a poster? Yeah, this was nothing like that. The lead teacher I work with wanted two posters made: 'The Life Cycle of a Tree' and a weather chart. So I got down to work and what you see below is the final result.

I'm pretty happy with the end result (didn't know I had the ability to paint trees!), but there are a few things I'd do differently next time, of course.

  1. Buy a bigger brush. Even better, a number of different sized brushes, because painting the entire poster using only the brush that comes with Crayola watercolors is...tedious, at best.
  2. Start earlier. The bulk of the work was done on Sunday, meaning the project crept into my bedtime.
  3. Always pencil in words first. 'Weather' on my weather poster was not penciled first, and ended up taking up too much room. Oops!
Well, we're off to try to enjoy the last rays of light with a walk tonight. Hope your weekend was swell!

~Ms. S