I've been reading a book by William Least Heat-Moon, entitled Prairyerth (a deep map). In the book the author explores the idea that there are many layers that are not seen about a location by just looking at a map. They often tell us topographical information but there is a history there.
What if someone organized a swap where we had to create a deep map for someone. This could either be organized so that we stalk/do research on our partners location or (not as preferable) if we did our own to share? I would rather do it for my partner and possibly let them know more information about where they live.
One possible idea would be to create an album for the other person and possibly some other kind of craft.
You could include parks, museums, history, maps, possibly a history of their house(difficult but sometimes possible through record searches), restaurants in their area with pictures. The idea is to make their map alive.
What do you think? I can't organize it because I do archaeology and am on the road constantly. I live in Florida was in Illinois last week...Kansas and Oklahoma this week. I would love to be in one though.
I was just wondering if those of you that do decoupage have problems where once you have put a final coat on, and it has dried, that things stick together and when you try to seperate them they stick and rip? I was just wondering because I am having some problems with using a decoupage medium on wood. They seem to be fine...they don't feel sticky, in fact the finish is nice and smooth, but when if they items are stacked on top of each other or get warm they stick and then subsequently rip. What kinds of medium do you use? Have you had those problems. Maybe there is a better way to seal the project. If you have any ideas let me know.
I was just thinking that I want to do some crafts with my neice(7). I was wondering if maybe she and I could do a swap together. She could craft for another child and I would craft something for mom/dad(Aunt/Uncle, Grandma, etc.). Maybe it could just be a small swap (I am really just a beginner).. Or maybe it could be a swap where everyone involved tries a craft they have never done before. Maybe have a like/dislike small questionaire?
Maybe participants could be paired up with those with the same number of children participating? Or it could be asked in the questionaire whether or not you would be willing to make for more than one.
I know my neice would be very excited about making/sending/receiving something from someone else.
I have never organized a swap soooo if someone was interested in running one....
I don't know how to make resin charms, so I made these instead. A couple of them are double sided so I can choose which design I want showing. I used the clear acrylic sticker things found in the scrapbooking section.
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