Thursday, September 11, 2008

Proudly South African

It was Arts and Culture Week at Sky’s school. One of the days they were supposed to come dressed, “Proudly South African”. Of course I learned about the need for this SA attire at 3:30 p.m. the day prior when Skyler mentioned it on our way home from ballet. Now you must understand that we don’t have Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby or stores that stay open 24 hours here. Most everything closes by 6:oo p.m. So we are left to creativity which at its best is pretty scary for me most days.

Somewhere between the car ride home and my afternoon cuppa coffee the idea struck. I wish I could claim I am as creative and talented as my friend Gayla (if you haven’t seen her Olympics b-day post you must…so creative!) but every once in a while when put to the test, the creative juices start flowing and I come up with something good. Now the artistic flare to carry out the creative ideas is another story.

We decided to construct a cup of tea costume since SA is such a tea drinking country. Here is the final product……


Roobios tea is indigenous to and proudly South African. She even had tea bag earrings.

Overall it was a hit; she was declared as having the most unique costume.

So can you guess what Blake’s costume will be next year during Arts and Culture Week......yeah this type of creativity doesn't strike very often so we need to make the most of it.




6 comments:

Amy said...

So I just read your comment on Leah's xanga. Would you actually WANT to sit on the seat of a long drop, if there was one??? :) I have a funny (but maybe inappropriate/offensive) story to tell about somebody's visit in Malawi to the long drop. Another time, I guess...

dreadsandbeads said...

Michelle I am so proud of you! That costume is brilliant! You rock the house big dude :)

Momma Roar said...

So cute! I'm loving the earrings too!

michelle said...

Ray Ray so good to hear from you! I actually thought where is Ray when I need her during our costume creating ordeal. :-)

It did Rock the House!

Did you get the dreads?

Lisa H said...

So very clever! I think you are actually quite a bit more creative than you give yourself credit for! :)

gaylafriend said...

a-dorable! (and thanks for the shout out.)