Thursday, April 30, 2009

Burning Questions

Everyone wants to know how many mini books can fit in a mini cigar box, right?

The answer is precisely ten.


Next go around (because, yes, I have more boxes!) I think I'm going to face the books spine up and make slightly wider, harder-bound books with actual write-on-able spines. But sadly it won't be today, as contract duty calls. (Byway interp panels are in their last go-round and scheduled to go off for fabrication tomorrow. Naturally this means I changed a whole bunch of things around yesterday.)

Anyway... I put the first mini book in my pocket and went off for my morning walk yesterday. Aside from slowing forward momentum due to irresistible urge to write down everything that came to mind, it worked great. Each book has 20 pages, so I figure I can get 9-10 days worth of notes in each one. That's 2 weeks of walk notes per book, since I don't go every day. Times 10 books.... I'm set all the way until autumn migration!

7 comments:

turtlewoman said...

Your cigar box/journals are great. This is giving me ideas to use with next year's crop of 4th graders. I don't have access to cigar boxes but I imagine I could come up with something recyclable that the kids could decorate. Then we can make our little journals to put in the boxes.

Lindy

Jennifer Rose said...

I just think the boxes are a great way to store your little books :D

Sherrie Y said...

Hey, Lindy! That's a GREAT idea! I'm trying to think of what kind of boxes would work... shoe boxes?

turtlewoman said...

Hi Sherrie - Shoe boxes would work. Most kids get a new pair of shoes before school starts again in the fall. I could let the 3rd graders (my 4th grade next year) know and ask them to be sure and save their boxes. :-D

Lindy

Sherrie Y said...

The only tricky thing I can think of, Lindy, is that not all shoe boxes are created equal. Might be tricky to have a "template" for journal making, since they might be different sizes. Although.... fourth graders ought to be improving their ruler-reading skills, eh? Such a great age to work with....

Padilla said...

Darlin' little books!

Cynthia
Fruit Flower Insect workshops- with Cynthia Padilla http://fruitflowerinsect.blogspot.com/

Sherrie Y said...

Thanks, Cynthia!