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If you’re a Pinterest fan, then you know all about the pinning craze. And I bet you’ve been inspired to try an idea or two that you’ve pinned. But would you believe me if I told you Pinterest inspired my daughter’s History 12 project?
Here’s the pin that started it all.
What dots would you connect between this and History 12? The dots of the cherry blossoms might be a clue 😉
Here’s a little photo journey of the work in progress.
Starting with the supplies.
Drawing the branches in free-hand.
And then painting over them with dark brown.
You can see the pink paint ready to go in the background.
But first, a little test-run in making the blossoms. We printed the Pinterest pic for some visual help.
Just to check the colour and technique.
A little more white was added to lighten the pink…
And Kaleigh discovered that blotting the blossoms first was the way to go.
Then she set to work.
Have you figured out the History connection yet?
If I mentioned a timeline, would that help?
Can you picture a timeline here?
This is how Kaleigh incorporated the cherry blossom tree into her History 12 final project.
Photo by Kaleigh Duralia
Notice the blossoms have been finished with paint dabbed in the centres. And thankfully Kaleigh thought to take a final photograph, or I wouldn’t have the project reveal! I’m not sure what happened, but by the time the project was put together, I completely overlooked the last shot. Where was my head at?
Anyway, what do you think? From Pinterest inspiration to highschool project implementation! The reach of Pinterest just never ends!
Kaleigh has really enjoyed her History 12 class, in fact, has truly loved it. But she’s not a big fan of creative projects like this. Hard to tell from her focus in the photos, isn’t it? If you know Kaleigh, then you know that she’s actually very creative and has a great eye and attention for detail, but she’s just not into it. She likes to write, and if given a choice, would rather write an essay than create a visual with the content, so I’m pretty proud of what she’s done here!
Update: Kaleigh earned 23/25 on her project, with 5/5 for presentation! What do we think of Pinterest now? 😉
Have you caught the Pinterest bug? Where have you put your Pinterest inspiration into action?
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