Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Several of my students and I have been busy building set pieces for Venture High School's upcoming production of "Into the Woods." We have a pretty limited budget, but I don't mind. I enjoy the creative challenges that a small budget brings. We looked for materials that were readily available and settled on the an old favorite: cardboard. Here are two photos of the fireplace for Cinderella's home (work in progress). Showtimes for the musical are May 9th, 7:00 pm, and May 10th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
In central Utah sits Capitol Reef, a beautiful national park sculpted in sand and stone. I spent the last four days camping and hiking there with my family and several good friends. On one hike in particular, at Burro Wash, we came across a number of pine cones and a large area that was literally covered with a blanket of pine needles an inch thick. At first glance, you wouldn't think much of it, after all, pine trees are common in Utah . . . but not at Burro Wash. The nearest conifers were probably a good five or six miles away.
So, how did the pine cones and needles get there? I posed that question to my own children and they gave me a number of interesting responses. I'm curious to see what you think. Please, leave a comment with your thoughts. And, yes, I know the answer, and but I want to see what you think. Put on your thinking caps and go.