Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What a Waste!

This is the recycling bin that sits by our mail boxes at our apartment complex.  This particular bin gets filled with junk mail and fliers mostly.  Once a week we receive sales fliers like what you get when you purchase a copy of the Sunday newspaper and most of these fliers end up in this recycling bin.  What a waste of our resources!  At least these sale fliers and junk mail are being recycled.  I wonder if all of these companies that advertise in these fliers know that their ads are going into the trash -- most of them not even looked at.  I don't look at my sales fliers.  They go directly into this recycling bin.  I think these advertisers need to figure out that this is the age of computers and websites.  If someone wants to know what is on sale at a particular store, then look it up on the website instead of wasting paper and ink that end up in the trash!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pendant with Earth Shards Face

I received my order of these wonderful faces from Earth Shards on Etsy.  Lyn Belisle makes these faces in her studio from press molds that she takes from weathered old statues and monuments in historical sculpture gardens and cemeteries. Aren't they cool?  I had intended to use them for pendants when I purchased them.  I'd like to use the others for pendants also, but since they have no holes to attach them to metal or for hanging them as a pendant, I'll have to think up other ways to use them.  If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flat Stephanie Visits Dallas

My granddaughter Carson who lives in Tulsa, OK, sent me her Flat Stephanie as a school project.  I had to take Flat Stephanie around Dallas, show her the sites and take photographs of her to send back to Carson's school. 

"Flat Stanley" is a 1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown featuring Stanley Lambchop.  Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for displaying pictures and posters. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed. During the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. One special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope. Stanley even helps catch some art museum  thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. Eventually Arthur changes Stanley back to his proper shape with a bicycle pump.

 The Flat Stanley Project was started in 1995 by Dale Hubert, a third grade school teacher in Canada. It is meant to facilitate letter-writing by schoolchildren to each other as they document where Flat Stanley has gone with them.

Bob and I took Flat Stephanie around Dallas and here is the link to the photos we took: