Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Maximoff Twins Post It Note Art

For the first Post-It Note Art of the 2015-2016 school year, Connolly decided she wanted to create the Maximoff Twins in their original costumes.

What?  You have no idea who the Maximoff Twins are?

 Pietro and Wanda?

What about this:  Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

Ring any bells now?

Please say yes. 

Surely you DID see The Avengers: Age of Ultron?!

(If not, please fix this asap!)

These 2!

The first pictures I was able to take of Connolly's creation in process was after our half day of PD.  She worked for about 3 hours.

  Quicksilver was complete and looked terrific!

Scarlett Witch couldn't be completed because she ran out of red & black post-its.

On Monday evening when we returned with MORE post-it notes (after special ordering the black ones on Amazon & scouring stores for the awesome red ones), we discovered Quicksilver was in pieces...well, the blue sticky notes were dropping off of the windows.  Why?  NOT POST-IT NOTE BRAND (Remember the awful time we had with the TARDIS...not to mention it was created while Connolly was home sick...lesson should have been learned that STICKY NOTES are for writing notes; POST-IT BRAND NOTES are for ARTWORK!)

So, we grabbed another lighter color of blue (that came in the package with the new red) and redid Quicksilver...but came up just a few short!  (DRAT!)  A quick trip down to a colleague's room to see what post-it notes HE had gave us the idea to change a few with a different shade of blue for contrast.

Quicksilver now looks like this:

Scarlet Witch is all finished as well thanks to more red & black post-it notes...

The finished windows:

A few more pics in the Animoto:

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Yoda Post-It Note Art - May the 4th, 2015

For our last post-it note art of the school year, I wanted to do something for Star Wars Day:  May the 4th. I had elaborate ideas and plans (as usual), but in the end on Friday, May 1, I quickly put together Yoda and called it done.  

I love this floating Yoda head!  

On Monday, May the 4th, my son, Coen, and I donned our Star Wars shirts to wear to school to celebrate the day!  Unfortunately, we were in the midst of state testing so I set up activities for students to do before school, in between classes, and after they finished up testing in the library.

Folding an origami Yoda and creating an x-wing fighter were two of the more popular activities.  Of course, all the students loved the free Star Wars stickers and buttons which disappeared before first period ended.

In the end, Yoda ended up being one of our most talked about Post It Note Art creations (and possibly the fastest one created for the 2014-2015 school year).  Lesson learned?  Sometimes it's a good thing just to go for it and stop over analyzing what's needed for elaborate projects.  Simple CAN be a good thing!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Donkey Kong Post It Note Art (March 2015 Throwback)

My daughter started (and almost finished) the first post-it note art for the 2015-2016 school year yesterday.  As I checked my blog page that lists ALL of the #postitnoteart at RMHS Library, I noticed I'd neglected to post the last 2 creations for the 2014-2015 school year.  (I always manage to tweet pictures, but am such a blog slacker!)

So, here's a belated post of our 3rd nine weeks artwork...a joint creation by me and my amazing daughter:

In March, we FINALLY made Donkey Kong the theme for our library windows.  I'd had the picture/plan from the beginning but we'd never actually made it.  So we headed into school on a Saturday and Connolly and I made it happen! The coloring with a pink Kong is a bit crazy, but it worked.

Side note:  (Hey Post-It Brand, I REALLY need BROWN post-its! We can't do any Minecraft art until this happens... just sayin')

A quick video below of some pics of the progress and pictures of the finished product (you know you want to hear that Donkey Kong theme!)

And for those of you who prefer pics only:
Outside in the hallway
Inside the library

We were both pleased with the final product and as usual, it really got lots of students and teachers talking!  I love me some Donkey Kong!  Definitely one of my favorite classic video games from back in the day.

Stay tuned for one more throwback post it note art post (Spoiler alert:  Yoda!) as well as the completed pics for the unveiling of the first post-it note art of the 2015-2016 school year.

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