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The Magical art of Dr. Seuss

Yesterday was Dr. Seuss’ birthday. He would have been 110! We all know what a brilliant writer he was, I think we all have at least one or two of his classics. I’ve always loved Horton hears a Who – the idea that there is a planet on a spec of dust, amazing! It kept me from walking on the grass as a child in fear that I would crush multitudes of tiny unknown planets! As good of a writer as he was, I think people tend to forget what an amazing artist he was. His imaginative artwork is beautiful – I love the colors and playfulness. Plus it makes me smile whenever I look at it! Here are a few of his pieces and I encourage you to check out more of his art and a bit more info about him, click here....

DIY- Terrariums

  I’ve always had the fantasy of being locked after hours in Disneyland. I imagined that all of the pirates and ghosts would come to life and we would have a grand old time. When I read first read “Horton hears a Who!” by Dr. Suess, I checked every dust speck and was careful where I stepped. I knew that there must be millions of little people living beneath my feet. I did not want to destroy whole cities. These fantasies of mine have never left but I did find a more “adult” way to express them recently. This summer I will be building Terrariums with my kids. It is a great summer project and fun for everyone. I was enchanted with the terrariums on twigterrariums.com. Making a terrarium is pretty easy and you probably already have most of supplies needed. What you need for your terrarium: -Glass containers with or without tops (check TJ Maxx or just clean out old sauce jars) -Gravel, sea glass or beach stones -Activated charcoal (found at a nursery or pet supply store) -Small terrarium plants -Sterile potting mix -Moss -Decorative elements   Start by putting a small amount of moss in the bottom of the container, than add your rocks. Next add a 1/4″ of charcoal and then soil. You can add small plants or air plants or just moss to your terrarium. Tweezers come in handy or if you need something longer you can fashion tweezers out of a metal hanger. Once you have your base you can get creative. You can shop in the dollhouse section of most craft stores...