“Leaves are falling, leaves are falling, on the ground, on the ground, run and try and catch them, run and try and catch them, off the ground ,off the ground.”
My obsession with ink and printing has seeped into Lily. We spent a few hours collecting leaves and then printing them onto paper. I have used a brayer in the past but with a four year old… fingers and palms work best.
Here’s how we did this project:
You will need:
stamp pad (color of your choice),
paper or surface you want to print on. (Cardboard from some old boxes work really well)
*Find some leaves
* place leaf on stamp pad and gently press with your finger
* place inked side down onto your paper or printing surface
* again, press lightly with fingers and palms
* make sure you press every corner
* small hands work best!
* don’t forget the stem
* slowly lift off the surface
* tada! Leaf Print!
A fine collection of leaves.
Little hands working hard.
We also glittered some of the leaves but the color just doesn’t show.
You can make cards and print on fabrics and do all sorts of things with this technique.
Enjoy! let me know if any of you try this project.
So i am doing just that. This statement, simple as it sounds, is actually a beast of a burden.
Making a list will help you organize your life, it will make you happy because it’s one step closer to gettng things done, it can help you feel accomplished and it can make you look at your priorities.
Three days later…
I’m STILL making my list.
My list is long and madenning.
My list has all the things I want to do, need to do, and should really be doing.
There’s a lot.
Take a bath so I can scrub the bottoms of my feet, to learning how to sew to be recession proof, and to make time for my sad little lonely blog.
I’ll take a pic of my list and give you an idea of what’s ahead!
I lost the love of my life, my doggie Lincoln in March of 2009. I am really heartbroken about this. Painfully heartbroken.
Lily has been talking about a dog for a while and we had started talking about thinking about looking for a dog.
We knew we wanted a giant breed. Newf, St. Bernard, Mastiff…etc
Matt gets a call last Thursday, from a shelter. They had a dog that needed a home. The dog was still at the family’s home. So we visit that evening. 9 month old st. Bernard. Due to family situational changes they could not care for the dog. The dog was neutered, shots given, stapled…all of it.
We fell in love and he arrived to live with us the very next day!
Jonah is amazing. He has brought a new energy to our lives. The power of animals can never ever be underestimated.
So I am changing the name of my blog because we no longer are three.
Biz stone: founder of twitter: martha asks him: why does Twitter not have spell check: do you feel rich: Biz stone says, technology is a natural part of nature. i kinda think she was flirting with him. Also, she was totally name dropping.
Chris Hughes: Facebook founder: martha asks him about him and his ‘little friends”. ha: kid looks like he is 15: he’s actually 25.
David Pogue: NYTimes: very funny: very cool and witty: he was my fav. Had the most to say. gone are the days of email. it’s all about direct and urgent messaging.
Disco music blasting between guest segments, YES!!! I loves it.
Here are all the things that were not very TECHy for a TECH show.
*It’s a TECH show right? You asked everyone to bring their computers, blackberries right? You asked us to log on and Tweet and Crackbook right? So did not realize we would do JUST that. So be prepared and don’t let your wifi cramp! yea, so that happened. We were asked to stop tweeting and FBing.
*You would think that for a TECH show we would get some funky gadget to try out right? wrong! we got books. Two books about twitter.ugh. Come on Omnimedia! get with the program OPRAH would NEVER had let this happen. It’s a TECH show.
*We should have at the VERY least received a goody bag with MARTHA CRAFT goodies. Some glitter for the masses. Gimme the glitter Martha!
* I would have: talked about the new phones out there and how they can really help wih all the faboshness of our society, or maybe I would had a Tweet off.Yea that’s a contest to see who can tweet fastest. have an online contest and watch your audience go into a frenzy trying to answer questions online while being in the audience for you show. Show off the techyness of those in the room. I looked around, there were all kinds of people with all kinds of fun gadgets. Ah well. Maybe if I were on the creative team we would have rocked it.
Regardless, I had fun. My friend will be featured, asking a question, in the show. Check out the Martha Stewart TECH show on October 2nd. I’m the one wearing Yellow in the front row.
So I made it to the tech show. So fun! My friends and I are sitting on the front row. CENTER bababy! look for me Oct2 nd. I have this crazy bright yellow jacket on. Marka, my friend is asking a questin on the show!!! such fun!
Update: technology reflection of nature! (Biz stone)
Update: full update with pics and my opinion of how it all went down coming up shortly. I just got home and must love on my baby.