One of our programs for Teen Read Week is story terrariums (inspired by Teen Library Toolkit and Library as Incubator). We’re having kids create their own, putting them on display, and then vote for their faves.
This is an example I made inspired by The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I bought ravens on sale at the craft store, as well as a bag of piney scented potpourri in shades of green that had weird stuff in it, which represents Cabeswater, Gansey’s car (okay it’s a Mustang but the best I could find) and a Tarot card for Blue’s psychic family. It was fun And I can’t wait to see other entries!
Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle ( The Raven Boys followed by The Dream Thieves ) written by the EXTREMELY TALENTED Maggie Stiefvater. ( @mstiefvater on Twitter or find her on Tumblr here. )
If you haven’t read them already, DO IT NOW. I haven’t loved a series this much in a VERY LONG TIME.
That is real dirt and icky on my face. I smelled like man. I hated it. THE THINGS I DO FOR COSPLAY. Though, I didn’t let anyone punch me for the black eye. That’s makeup.
Something a little more personal.
Since my move to California, there had been a lot of self-doubt about my level of talent and whether or not I should have made the choices I’ve made leading up to this point. As I’ve said in this, even when it seems as though everything’s not going well, life has a way of turning things around when you work hard enough to make that happen.
Even though what I’m saying is pretty much general knowledge, I made this more for myself than anyone else…but it’s something I hope someone could look at now and later. To remind themselves of their potential, whether they believe they have it or not. I myself still have a ways to go, but I continue creating art and remaining more hopeful than ever.
he pulls a dragon out of his ass, i’m leaving