Peace, Love, and Office Supplies

The totally groovy triangle post-it notes found on a nighttime Albertsons run blew all our little minds in art class Tuesday. It was the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, I kid you not!

The self-adhesive on the little triangles kept the shapes from sliding during the texture rubbing process. Holding the paper in place while rubbing with a chunky crayon has always been a challenge for children. Here was a way to make it easier. We were sticking the post-its right on the table, setting the paper on top, then rubbing. We were going to San Francisco with flowers in our hair.

Whoa! One step more. Stick the post-its right on the back of the paper. Turn it over and do the rubbing. Reposition the post-its and do another rubbing. Create movement and controlled rubbings. Now what? Circle stickers, three-hole paper reinforcing circles, masking tape... Sugar magnolia, blossoms blooming! Paisley tie-dyed hot-air balloons lifting off at sunrise!

Have a Rub-In!

And by the way, you absolutely, positively have to see 20 Feet From Stardom ASAP! Yes you!

© 2014 Nancy L. Ruder

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