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20 May 2007 @ 04:15 pm
new default icon  
in case you were wondering, my new icon is a construction paper self-portrait that was part of one of the posters i made for one of my elementary schools. the teachers often ask me to make displays of the lessons i taught the kids so that they have a reminder in that month between visits what it was they were supposed to have learned. the boards that the japanese teachers make are super adorable, so i can't bear not to at least attempt to make my english displays as cute as theirs.

last month, the first graders learned "my name is ________/ how are you?/ i'm good." i made them all name tags, had them repeat after me "my name is (insert japanese kids' name here)", then asked "how are you?" and i had them give thumbs up when they said "i'm good". for the poster, i used myself and a construction paper japanese student to help them remember how we had done the lesson, thumbs up included. i thought my version of me was stunningly accurate, hehe, so i snapped a picture with my cell phone before i finished putting it all together on the board.

the other day, i started making a few new icons, and i thought this would make a good one, especially since i'm feeling so good these days! there's another version on the way to getting posted once i work out the bugs with the size limits LJ has for icons...stay tuned! more icons and posts on the way for anyone interested.
Mood: i'm good!
Music: Bjork - Drawing Restraint 9 - Gratitude
S0n of N00nbibble on May 20th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
as i said before, it's fairly amazing.
Mellenabsentmammoth on May 20th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
thank you, sir. i'm working on more, maybe i'll start a trend!
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on May 20th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
I love the new captions on several of those icons. Like "arekusu kara" and "do you know what more is?" ;-) Plus the drawing restraint 9. So many references.
Mellenabsentmammoth on May 20th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
of course, you're the only one who gets them all. i'm glad you do though, i thought you would enjoy it.

watch out for my upcoming fountain post.
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on May 20th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
I've been refreshing my friends page incessantly! ;-)