Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wings and Winners

I am Icarus. 

Except instead of wax and feathers,
I'm patched together with glitter glue,
writing morsels and
cups of hot tea.
Struck by a blaze of new story lightning,
I'm going down.

That's a good thing, right?

Muttering at walls, scribbling
"Words are my wings!" on sticky notes,
covered in ink smudges,
I'm delightedly doomed.

But not too doomed
to help with peg dolls.
And Ancient Greek peggies at that.
Thank you, Margaret Bloom!
Here is Athena, patron of wisdom, and arts and crafts!
She's an owl lady.
Aphrodite, patron of love.
Posiedon. Sea guy. And that's his trident.
Hera, wife of Zeus, patron of marriage.
Peacock lady.
Also compared to a cow in some circles.
Now you know.


Ruler. Cardboard. Scissors. Tape. White glue. 

And now for the drum-roll, please...
we'd like to announce a winner!
A hearty thanks to all of you who entered
Margaret Bloom's Making Peg Dolls giveaway,
and thank you to Margaret for the fantastic blog tour.

Our winner is... Barb Davis-Pyles. Congratulations, Barb!

I hope you will all go out and find this beautiful book.
You are going to LOVE it.

And did you know SACRED DIRT has a facebook page?
"Like it" to get posts on the beautiful mess of artsy writing,
daily dirt, and parenting sent directly to your facebook feed.

Ancient Greece on the page:

Greek MythsA Gift from ZeusThe Adventures of Odysseus
Greek Myths For Young Children, by Heather Amery, ill. Linda Edwards
Explore Ancient Greece!
Greek Myths - Ann Turnbull, ill. by Sarah Young
A Gift From Zeus - Jeanne Steig, ill. by William Steig
The Adventures of Odysseus, by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden, ill. by Christina Balit
Aesop's Fables - Lisbeth Zwerger


Faith E. Hough said...

I love it! I think I've pinned at least half of your homeschooling ideas to my pinterest board for next year. :)

Barb Davis-Pyles said...

Oh, my goodness! You have just made my week FANTASTIC! Thanks so much, Faith. I am now making a peggy play part of my plans.

Amanda said...

The Parthenon is wonderful! This whole project just makes me smile. I look forward to trying this when my kiddo is a little older.

M. Bloom said...

Well, hello my fine feathered friend (otherwise known as Icarus!)

Oh, your posts always DO make me smile! And I love your book recs. The illustrations for Adventures of Odysseus look gorgeous, and my, oh, my -- Mr. Steig drew some buxom babes for the cover of his book.

My big boy loves Greek myths. We have D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, but we could always use some more books on the topic...



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