Wow, thanks for all of the feedback on my painting adventure
! I'd like to put together some pictures of the rest of the house that sort of give you an idea how odd and teeny it is. That sort of thing fascinates me, trinity rowhomes
are common fare in this city, but aren't especially well known elsewhere. I love how areas develop their own architecture.
*page turn music*
And speaking of where we live and how awesome you guys are, I need help!
Gideon is doing the Flat Stanley Project
in school and we need a host! Several, even. The long and short of it: Flat Stanley is a children's book written by Jeff Brown in 1964, and in it, Stanley is a normal boy who gets flattened by a bulletin board and discovers the neato things he can do now that he's flat. One of those things is travel by mail. A project began in London which had kids mailing out their own Stanleys and seeing what sort of adventures he could go on. The results are pretty amazing and the project spread. So, now Gideon has a Stanley and we need to send him to someone who is willing to host him for a week and then mail him back. While we do have relatives who might be game, I'd love to see if anyone here might be willing to help out since a.) most of you live in exciting places b.) I can safely say the lot of you would be a bit more excited about a paper boy than my 65 year old Aunt in Florida.
We'd love to send him far away (we're in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and while the class project only involves one host, then Stanley's report on his trip, I would absolutely love to keep sending him out if any more people are willing -- I think it would make for a fun project over the summer especially.
If you're interested, here's how it would work:
- We mail you Stanley and his instructions! I'll try to include some fun stuff, maybe a postcard from our city and a picture from Gideon?
- You take him with you for a week and show him a good time! We're just looking for an idea of where you live, what the weather was like and maybe some pictures of Stanley seeing the sights. You'll get to draw appropriate clothing on him and a postcard or map or some sort of paper souvenir of your city would be amazing.
- You mail him back! I'd be happy to pay for his return postage and you could email me any pictures you have taken so you do not have to print them.
I'd have to ask that you stick to the week deadline, so Gideon will have Stanley back in time to present his adventure to the class. Please only agree to help if you're sure you'll have no problem participating. We have to have him mailed out to you by April 4th.
We'd also be happy to host other Stanleys if anyone wants to send out their own!
I think this could be fun, and I'll chronicle Stanley's adventures here or on Flickr. So, if you'd like to participate, leave a comment or email me at kittykattoes AT gmail (please remind me of where you live so we can plan Stanley's trip accordingly).
THANK YOU!! KISSES AND HUGS!!
Edited to add: Yay! There is interest! We absolutely want to send him anywhere and everywhere he is welcome, so once we have a better idea of where he might be able to go, we'll plan his trips and get specifics. I might just give Gid a map and let him choose the order, so this is definitely be an ongoing project. Please comment if you'd like to participate!