24 June 2010

My Creative Space 'storm in a teacup'

Greetings all,
Well this week is a poor showing for My Creative Space, but i've got a lot going on . . . a weekend Mathilda's market, wholesale orders, book submissions, orders & preparing for a trip.  That's on top of the mechanic, dentist, vet, school & breathing!!  A lot going on = big $ expenses, shame about that!!
So due tomorrow, along with spelling & maths homework, oh & Talent Quest auditions, i have to deliver 4 children & 2 natural disaster assignments to school.  One 3rd grader chose the Calabrian earthquakes in 1783 Italy, the first scientifically recorded earthquakes ever, in a series of 6 quakes with tremors lasting up to 3 years, 50 000 people killed . . . her twin chose Cyclone Ului which is recreated here with fascinating facts about destruction, sugar cane & all the islands it clipped on it's way to Airlie Beach in March this year.
 
So i had this vision of a 'storm in a teacup', only it's laminated facts & debris swirling out of a tin!!  Can i pretend it looks better in real life??  The teacher did say be creative & this late in the school term, who has the energy i ask, or care, passion, spirit?? 
Sorry folks, much more excitment next time as i hint more about that trip.  Click over to better Creative Spaces??  Love Posie
UPDATE: Thanks for all the kind comments about my husband & his safety.  Our lives move so quickly, i forget i say one thing on a blog, leave you hanging/ worrying, then move onto the next event.  He has called, he's OK, sad of course, it doesn't get more devestating than losing fellow soldiers.  Thanks so much for thinking of us, it's the harsh reality of war & so few people know soldiers or their families personally, so i hope i provide you a positive insight into our lives.  I couldn't possibly love or support my handsome soldier more.  They really do LOVE what they do  are are willing to risk everything to keep us safe, free & to never know war on our shores!!

16 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

I like your storm in a teacup idea! My grade 3 just presented his naural disaster too, a volcano like along with almost the entire class, though he did come up with a creative presentation all without me even knowing about it..is that bad parenting, it's so hard to keep up!

m.e (Cathie) said...

your storm in a tin cup is indeed very creative!
hope you get some physical, emotional & financial rest soon ♥

Jennie said...

That is a brilliant tinned cyclone Jennie!!

Corrie said...

oh you crack me up with your school assignments. Oh the joys I have ahead of me, I can hardly wait for assignments x 4 mind you I better train keira up fast to help out with the younger ones!

see you sunday! thank goodness my book submission is done but I do have 20 flowers to crochet and attach to hats1

can't wait to see you guys
Corrie:)

Prim and Pretty said...

Just remembered I had to let you know the theme of the zipper bag. Its Alice in Wonderland. Hope you can fit that in. much thanks

yardage girl said...

Excellent idea! Happy trip planning, and hope this weekend goes well. Nic

Steph said...

Love the cyclone!! Your head must be overflowing with facts you poor thing! Sending a gorgeous Mathilda's day your way with heaps of market goers with cash to burn followed by a restful and relaxing Sunday with lots of cups of tea :)

beck said...

Sounds pretty exciting to me! Love the storm in a teapcup idea, very imaginative. Good luck at the market, hope you sell lots and meet many lovely people xo

by marie-nicole said...

I am so very pleased to see you are posting something on your blog as I hope this means all is well with your hubby... please tell me this is so, I have been thinking of you so much this week.

Thank you so much for your beautiful message on my blog... I am floating on cloud nine at the moment and am so very excited by how well the brooches are selling. THANK YOU for being such a wonderful advocate.

clare's craftroom said...

I hope your trip doesn't include my particular corner , I hook alone girlie girl !

Ruby Star said...

wow, two very different assignments. Cyclone Ului certainly was a storm in a tea cup. I wonder if the media hyped it up to get some airtime/ ratings. We drove down to Mackay and through airlie (so the fil could say he'd been there) the weekend after and did not see much damage at all, apart from the cane feilds bent out of shape. Bring on the school hols. Have fun at the markets. x

Heidi said...

I love it I'm going to file this one away for future need Thats such a great Idea!!
You are a dynamo Posie...and such a sweetheart.

Tania said...

What is it with the curve balls and the knee-deep in busy that happens at the end of every term? I'm hanging out for a day in jimjams. SO glad to hear our Mr is safe.

Kerry said...

You astonish me with your wonderful approach to life, work and science assignments. I hope you and yours get an A+ :)

Kylie said...

What a great idea for a school project - well done (and agree - seriously how culd one concerntrate this close to theend of term) End of term - gasp - how did that happen - I can not believe that it is only 6 more months and I will be getting ready to send Amelia to school - oh on that, think that I have descided on a schoo - small and cute and family and community orientated - they have there own garden and they make thing from what the grow and sell them at their school fate (cool hey) will email younext week - off to be now.
Thinking of you - what a week for the life of an army wife hey (we know one of the injred - too tooclose to home when you actually know and can see the faces of them!)

Hugs and enjoy your holidays -where are you off to?

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

what a very creative school project. Loving the storm in a tea cup idea.