Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the center of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.
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Tagged 3.5 stars, consumption, French, Les Mis, Les Miserables, love, movie, musical, prostitute, review, revolution
I discovered this paper craft on Pinterest; it is originally from the Fiskars website. It looked simple and fun, so I gathered the supplies. I did this craft with my nieces and nephews; there were five children, ages 5 – 13 years old. This craft can take 15 – 45 minutes to make, depending upon the level of prep work done by the adult prior to the craft and the time taken by the children to create embellishments.
You will need:
- Hole Punch
- Construction Paper
- Permanent Marker
- Bowls, 2 Sizes – a round tupperware and small individual applesauce containers work well
- Oval Bowl, Half the Size of the Largest Bowl
- Begin by asking the children to choose three different colors of construction paper.The older children can assist by ripping paper out carefully, if paper is held together in book.
- Using the largest bowl, trace one circle on the paper of the child’s choice and then have it cut out. I preferred that the darkest color be used for this; it will be the face of the monkey. Set it aside.
- Using the smaller bowl/cup, trace two circles; cut these out. These should be on lighter colored or contrasting paper to that of the face background. These will be the ears. Set aside.
- Using the oval bowl, trace on the same color paper as that of step #3. This will be the mouth area of the monkey. Set aside.
- Take a piece of rectangle paper in the same color as the mouth and ears no longer than the height of the circle used for the monkey’s face, and no wider than half its width. Fold this paper in half. Cut a heart out of this paper; open the paper. If you are unhappy with the heart shape, fold again and continue cutting until satisfied. This is the eye area of the monkey face.
- Gently mark where the eyes will go on the heart shaped paper with a pencil. I recommend placing them about a half inch from the edge of the heart and evenly spaced about a quarter inch on each side of the crease. Use the hole punch to create the eyes.
- Take the third piece of paper. This will be where the monkey face is glued. Decide whether the paper will be in portrait or landscape mode for the artwork.
- Place glue on the back of the largest circle created in step #2.
- Using the smaller circles created in step #3, place them on the gluey surface of the first circle so that at least half of the smaller circle over hangs the edges of the largest circle. The smaller circles should be symmetrically placed on opposite sides of the large circle. Add a little more glue to the backs of the smaller circles. Turn the entire collection of circles over and press the gluey side to the third sheet of paper.
- Place glue on the back of the heart. Turn it over and press the gluey side to the center of the large circle.
- Place glue on the back of the oval. Turn it over and place it over the bottom portion of the heart and large circle. Press it down securely. Some of this oval can hang over the sides of the large circle.
- Using the permanent marker, draw a half circle on the oval shape. Then draw two slanting lines in a “V” shape that don’t connect at the bottom of the “V” above the half circle mouth line.
- Add quote, message, or embellishments to the page. You are now done!
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Tagged children, circle, construction paper, craft, DIY, glue, heart, instructions, kids, monkey, oval, paper craft, scissors
I moved a few weeks ago. After the movers took my furniture, I was left with dozens of furniture marks in the carpet. I used an old toothbrush and rubbed against the grain of the pressed down carpeting. With a little effort, I was able to greatly improve the appearance of the carpeting. (I didn’t have any ice cubes in the house or I would have tried a technique I learnt from Pinterest.) However, I was pleased with my results.
It’s the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a seventeen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be “zombies” while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max’s family decides to take Dallas with them into the unknown world beyond New Middletown’s borders, Max’s creativity becomes an unexpected bonus rather than a liability.
||All Good Children
I found this image on Tumblr. It’s a book, cut and folded and then painted to resemble lips. I think it’s really cute. It would make a nice prop to be used in a library display in February or any time of the year about romance or even favorite books.
Via abadova on etsy.
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Tagged Lips, origami
Nieces and nephews
Tumble around the old house;
Time to play with them!
Scissors and glue make their art:
Pink monkey faces.
Moving into old
Place where I grew up is good;
I still fit with them.
Posted in Haiku
Tagged art, craft, crafts, family, haiku, home, house, moving, nephews, nieces, poetry
With her boundless curiosity and wild spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn’t belong. Not when the forest is calling to her, when the rush of wind through branches feels more real than school or the quiet farms near her house. Then she saves an injured creature—he looks like a boy, but he’s really something else. He knows who Fer truly is, and invites her through the Way, a passage to a strange, dangerous land. Fer feels an instant attachment to this realm, where magic is real and oaths forge bonds stronger than iron. But a powerful huntress named the Mór rules here, and Fer can sense that the land is perilously out of balance. Fer must unlock the secrets about the parents she never knew and claim her true place before the worlds on both sides of the Way descend into endless winter.
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Tagged 3.5 stars, fairy tale, healer, herbs, Leaf Woman, Puck, the Hunt, the Lady, the Way, warrior, Wildling, Winterling
This is a illustration showing how I cleaned the cat hair off my rug. I used a simple squeegee and a lot of effort to scrape the hair out of it. The first picture shows how much hair I got off of it. The second picture shows one of the culprits that shed the hair. In this picture, I had scraped half of the rug. I scraped it clean after I had already vacuumed it twice.
Cobwebs and spiders
Leer from corners and ceilings;
Never cleaned before.
Snagged from behind a Kwik Trip:
Belongings stuffed away;
My U-Haul truck is waiting.
Boxes piled high!