children's craft

10.25.15

your halloween movie

Aries: Young Frankenstein (1974)
Taurus: Scream (1996)
Gemini: Donnie Darko (2001)
Cancer: The Craft (1996)
Leo: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Virgo: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Libra: Beetle Juice (1988)
Scorpio: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Sagittarius: Halloweentown (1998)
Capricorn: Hocus Pocus (1993)
Aquarius: The Addams Family (1991)
Pisces: Children of the Corn (1984)

We’ll go on an adventure and relive history

So please, please, please won’t you join me

Until the very end

5

Where My Wild Things Are by Serene Ng

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are - one of my all time favourite stories. The persona here is Bunnyman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and indeterminacy. It will go wherever floats its boat.

Lessons I have learned from hosting children’s craft parties

You may remember me from such iconic rants as ‘we get to be the aliens this time’ and ‘the glue famine of 2017.’ What you may not be aware of is that our store does classes and birthday parties. I used to get roped into doing them. Now it’s part of my job description and I… have to do them. So here are some things I have learned.

  • Children do not understand self-control. You cannot stop them from dumping an entire tube of paint onto the canvas. You cannot stop them from using their hands. You cannot stop them from using their face. You cannot stop them. You cannot stop them. 
  • A key difference between children and adults is that children are generally prepared for the answer ‘no.’ Adults are prepared for the answer ‘no’ as well, but they know that the response to ‘no’ is ‘I’d like to speak to your manager.’ 
  • Nothing in this world can prevent a group of children from marching around the room, chanting ‘avacado mustache, avacado mustache.’ 
  • At some point during the class, some of the kids will start counting down from 50. The rest of the class will join in. They never reach zero. No one knows what happens at zero. We’re afraid to find out. 
  • Children are known to bark when a stranger approaches. 
  • They will ask questions. As with the fair folk, it is in your best interest to answer them honestly and with heavily coded language- lest they use it against you. When questions cannot be answered, your best course of action is an offering of food or something shiny. 
  • A gathering of children of any number exceeding 8 will eventually devolve into chaos. Embrace it or be defeated by it. 
  • Sometimes 8 means 12. Sometimes 12 means 18. Sometimes 18 means 23. Sometimes 8 means 23. 
  • A great way to get children to listen to you is to shout ‘if you can hear me, clap once!’ They clap once, it gets their attention. Then softer. ‘if you can hear me, clap twice.’ They clap. You have their attention. Savor these moments. Use them wisely. Always know what you are going to say before you use this power. Their attentions are fragile. 
  • Speak to them like humans. No, not those humans. Humans you like. 

I’ll probably remember more later when my brain isn’t fried. 

my death is near

I would like to clarify something about the trophy the athletes are receiving, because I have read things that are not worthy of mention.

The trophy given to athletes is the 3D Olympic logo of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The logo was inspired by the Sugarloaf Mountain curves and the Brazilian & Olympic spirit.

As you can see in the picture the logo ‘fits’ perfectly in the shape of the mountain and looks like it’s being embraced by the three athletes featured on it (yes, each color is the representation of a person): a goal keeper, a rower and a volleyball player.

Not only they embrace the mountain, but each other representing the welcoming spirit of the Brazilian people but also conveys the ideal Olympic spirit.

While for several people is a ‘multicolored mess made by children in crafts’, the logo colors are the ones in the Brazilian flag: yellow, blue and green. 

In the logo you can read the word ‘Rio’ (green forms the letter ‘R’, the yellow forms the letter ‘I’ and the union of the yellow and blue you can see the ‘O’, pretty fucking cool if you ask me).

The trophy can also be used as a medal holder. 

The logo is a complex visual identity that represents Rio and was created to be universally understood.