I was asked a while back to start painting murals around the school. I posted a few of those small murals earlier on my blog. I was also asked to put something in the media center, but they didn't want me painting on the walls. Now just to show how everything is really connected in our universe, I just happened to have several storybook characters that I had painted and put on cardboard for a previous school event. I posted some of those as well. The ones I showed earlier were from the books, "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Olivia". I had several more that I'd said I didnt have pics of at the time, but I'd show you later. Well, here they are.
Now that I look at them all again, I realize that they are not all from story books. The farm animals were from one of our plays put on by our music teacher. I made those to use on the stage. The giraffe and the dog in a suit are from different books. This is how I got around not being able to paint on the walls in the media center. I still plan on, at some point, doing more, but it's tricky. Any teacher can tell you that no matter what you use to stick something to a wall, it will eventually fall down. Tape, poster gum, sticky tags, hot glue.....they all fail eventually. It's why I used the cut outs to begin with....well, that and I 'd already had the cut outs made. If any of you have some ideas, let me know.