Happy Valentines Day
If ever there was a day for poery, this is it!
Our dear Linda Baie is hosting today's round-up. She's requested some sugary love. Skip the calories and read to your sweet-tooth's content at Teacher Dance .
I'm crazy for collaging. I can pinpoint the moment I knew I wanted to start. It was after reading Euka Holm's book about Fannie Lou Hamer and then seeing Ms. Holmes present at a Virginia Association of School Librarian's Conference. My fingers just wanted to get into some paper and glue.
I've been collaging for a couple of years and I've learned lots. One of the things I've learned is that my creations aren't quite the way I want them to look...YET. So, I keep trying techniques, poking around pinterest and youtube and having fun.
How to Make a Valentine
Find some paper
and some glue
grab some magic markers too.
Fold the paper
Cut points and curves
Don't let the scissor
wreck your nerves.
Paste little hearts
atop bigger ones.
Write a name
You're nearly done
Aren't you fine?
You've just made
(c) Linda Mitchell -- thanks to Laura Shovan's 8th annual February Poetry Project
|Valentine notes made from weeded library books by Linda|
A cherita to go along with recycled book love notes.
Once upon a time
With strong spines, fresh leaves
stories flowered, petals bloomed
Open, close, open, close
sun, moon, wind, laughter
weed pile, shears, new life...Valentine
(c) Linda Mitchell