If the end of the school year was not around the corner, then there is the rush of projects, end of year activities, and finishing up of all things child involved.
A double billing so to speak. One of two final projects in the end of school year realm.
One evening (several hours) to complete a religion project. (Note the second child and boy, if that is any indication) He will think of a project in his head, and then the delivery of when, where and what is usually sprung upon unbeknown parents hours or minutes before a project is due.
I understand not all boys are like this; mine just happens to be included in the procrastination category. I think my daughter has spoiled me just enough with her way of being independent, organized and prepared. Now, I must confess, all year I have been extremely proud of my son, it is just the end of the line and work is an afterthought this time of year. It is time for a break, he is ready to regroup and realign.
I have uploaded the final project; a handmade cross with Old World color and style. The theme was "religion" so you can imagine the possibilities. If only there had been more time; I heard ideas a flurry from other parents. Ornamental crowns, sculpted Buddah's made from clay, and lovely prayer beads.The goal was to capture his "Christianity" theme with a large scale rosary, and other elements for the sensory part of the project. Hence; candle&smell, bread & (pomegranate juice, wine would not work at school) & taste, bible& touch and a travel container with "holy water"& touch.
Fun time with dad in the studio making the cross and then time to dye the beads in an aged turquoise dye, add some age and wholla! An "antiqued" looking rosary full scale for the project.
The rest was pretty easy some clear Muji bottles full of Holy water, wine (not real), and bread crumbs.
Ok; here is the rosary... Do it yourself! One down and one more to go. Any idea's out there for transforming a peacock from an old navy blue baseball sock? Ha Ha, that is the challenge for this evening!
A closer view of the rosary cross and beads.
A use of natural materials in the twigs and branches. The overall project was a handmade one with the look and feel of a handmade creation.
I like the Old World feel of the beads and the colors from "antiquing" them. The cool blue color was of course Drew's design. A little raffia and it is finito!
LG Rowlands designs