Good Morning Ladies,
It sounds like you were all having the same kind of day that we had yesterday, relaxing, we spent most of the afternoon doing a Jigsaw puzzle that feature a shop display of old British Brand items both food and cleaning, things like : Reckitts Bag Blue (which I remember Mum using for her net curtains), Sunlight and Lifebuoy Soap, Pearce Duff's Gravy Salt, Robinsons 'Groats' (I have no idea what Groats are), Pears Soap, Wellingtons Knife Polish. Some brands are still around today, like Golden Syrup, Oxo, Marmite etc, it makes it more interesting doing a puzzle that pictures things that inspire you to reminisce.
Today's art work is Sophie's last assignment, apart from her Dissertation that is, she had to enter an actual competition, she chose to enter a Penguin Books competition, the competition asked you to design a new Cover for an old book, to make it more appealing for 9-11 year olds. Unlike some of her fellow competitors Sophie read the book and based her cover on the stand out parts of the story. In the book there is a spooky corridor described it has pieces of furniture that resemble people in the shadows, if you zoom in you can see Sophie has added a representation of an Latin teacher, Globe (head) Books (torso) typewriter for lower body a white cloth that looked like hair. A sports teacher through the window with a tennis racket for head, a bucket and stack of chairs and another was a tall clock, the cover also featured the two main characters, which Soph carried over to the spine and the back cover, the credits are original features. We have to wait until April to find out if she was successful. I think it's a huge improvement on the original and it would be much more appealing to young readers. (but I am biased) !
I will share your Christmas Craft Gits tomorrow, so there is still time if any of you want to send photos.
I am hoping to have a play in my Craft room today, after I fight my way through to my desk, I left it in a bit if a mess! Oops!!
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,