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« on: July 08, 2008 09:18:08 PM »

well not too old but old enough to be old.

first we'll tackle the 10th grade school project: The Julius Caesar Theme Park.
in 10th grade English, you read Julius Caesar. The teacher gave us an assignment sheet with about 10 different projects on it for us to choose from. The one project was actually a brochure for a Julius Caesar Theme Park. I decided i was far too cool to just do a brochure so i made the whole theme park. The park is the size of a foam posterboard. I used various Wal*Mart craft supplies such as felt, paint, Crayola Magic Mold, wooden dowels, wooden bits. It took me 14+ hours in the span of 5 nights to complete. It was a bitch to carry onto the bus but i got a 100% on it so i guess it was worth it.

The park itself was divided into the 5 acts with the ride names being fashioned after something that had happened in that scene. There was even a kiddie section with a Trojan Horse because i just wanted to make one. Onto the pictures.


Artistic Shot:

the tallest ride, The Soothsayer, is about a foot tall if not bigger.

Left Side:

Acts 1-3.

Right Side:

Acts 4-5 + Kiddie Land

Now 11th grade year, we had a jerk of an English teacher. We had this project for a whole grading period called an ABC Book. Basically you read a book and then pick elements out of the book, one for each letter of the alphabet. You had to have descriptions and pictures. I only got an 87% or something on it? I recieved a B. I wasn't too happy considering i had about 3 weeks to make it when everyone else had 9 (its a long story). The main reason i did so poorly was because i used newspaper as a background and it was "distracting" and it confused the teacher because she wasn't sure if it had a purpose or not. My purpose was to make the pages look uniform. Splatter painting played a huge part in this. The whole thing is made out of poster board, paint, glitter, and ribbon. Plus whatever else is on the individual pages.

I read Life, The Universe, and Everything. I only took pictures of my favorite pages because i didn't feel 29 pictures would be appropriate.


the green orb with a pie chart labeled "Life, The Universe, and Everything" and he is wearing glasses because he is a scientist

Back Cover:

notice the "Don't Panic" because you have to when discussing The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

The Introduction:

the paragraph explains that the following entries were found in Arthur's bathrobe and satchel. (see. more creative then anyone else. i know for a fact)

H is for:

the Heart Of Gold

M is for:


S is for:

Sofa (this one was my favorite because of the shape of the sofa. so simple and complex at the same time)

U is for:

the Universe

X is for:


Z is for:

Zaphod Beeblebrox. (i drew him myself. hardest thing ever.

and example of text:

if anyone as questions, feel free to ask.
criticism is always welcome.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 10:08:30 PM »

These are both really awesome projects. I can tell you put a lot of thought into them. The Julius Caesar Theme Park made me laugh. Personally, I probably would have given you more points for the book, but whatever, it's just one grade and you know you did a great job so that's really all that matters in the end.  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 09:10:35 AM »

I love love love the Life, the Universe, and Everything project.  I actually like the newspaper background(though I can see how a teacher might find it confusing-especially since the text is upside-down).  I am a big fan of the Hitchhiker series and I think you did an excellent job. My teachers never assigned cool projects--or let us read cool books.

« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 09:52:48 AM »

Those are so good! XD
I love looking at my old crafts cause it brings back memories.
My teacher was the same fiorinda  she never gave cool projects only tyhe ones from the textbooks :|
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 07:31:01 PM »

I would have given you an A for that ABC book, and I'm a pretty tough grader. I'm bookmarking this for project ideas.  Grin
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