17 February 2008

My daughter, the diorama genius




Some of you may know that in addition to all my other roles, I also homeschool my daughter, Sierra. This is both rewarding and humbling, as you realize how much you really do forget from grade school. I am a little more qualified, since at least I have taught before, and hey, I get to do art projects! We all need an excuse to bust out the glue sticks, clay, and crayons every now and then. I highly recommend it. Of course, I still color kids menus and draw on placemats. If you don't, you're missing out!

So here are the fruits of Sierra's labors...a diorama (remember making those?! They are still fun!) of a desert. Her unit in science and geography kinda fused into one project, and after alot of research on the wonderful library on my lap that is the internet, we both learned alot. So, this is not just ANY desert. Oh, no. Meerkats only live in the Kalahari desert in Africa, and Sierra HAD to include their cuteness in here. There are two pictures because I got this little light out of a quarter machine for her at Gino's East in Chicago (which is a great place to go if you like to draw on stuff!). She really IS my daughter- she had to add a sweet light feature to make it the moon!

I'm a proud momma.

1 comment:

Raj Singh said...

This is hilarious. I love that show about the meerkats. I would be interested in further meerkat-related projects from said genius. Perhaps a diorama design for a meerkat base. Perhaps that base could be in Outer Space? Meerkats need to make their way towards space travel, as I firmly believe they truly belong there.

-Raj