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Friday, July 16, 2010

GP the early years

When I was in  the seventh grade, we were studying the Roman Empire in history and were assigned a diorama project. For my project I decided I would sculpt from clay a replica of the coliseum. I had never sculpted before a day in my life.









My mother and I went to the crafts store and she purchased me a large block of clay. 













In my lofty imagination I truly believed I would be able to sculpt a masterpiece. On Thursday night the project was due that Friday I set out on my task of molding the clay into the shape of the coliseum.












So I’m kneading and rolling this clay in my hands trying to make it soft. My hands were so tired!















I had no idea what I was doing. I really should have started this process earlier and maybe I would have made more progress. On Friday morning I took my project into history class with no shame.



I had previously copied a picture from the encyclopedia of what my project should look like and attached it to the front of my board. As I looked around I saw that there were all types of really good projects from kids who did weeks of preparation. Then I looked at mine. Can you see this with a picture of a coliseum in front of it???





This is what it could have looked like.



Clearly I needed more people. where were these guys when I was sculpting???? Oh yeah sperm. All I can say is my very,very, very generous teacher gave me a C- for effort because nobody else did a coliseum neither did I or used clay Whew!

25 comments:

AR Gal said...

That picture....sweet Jesus.............LOL

This is the second post this week that has brought back some hilarious memories from my youth. You're lucky you still have pictures. I threw my pitiful creation in the trash! LMAO

Jameil said...

Lol. Reminds me of the many science projects I half did or didn't do at all. One time I even got an honorable mention for my foolishness. They created a monster with that one. I was like if I can get an honorable mention for terrible work & minimal effort, why should I bother??? I'm still suffering the effects of that little gem!!!

mrstdj said...

Bwhahahaha! I can't do anything but laugh at your little pitiful rock! Girl, you had big, big dreams of crafting the Coliseum???? I'm dying over here!! Definitely an A for Ambition!

GorgeousPuddin said...

@ARgal yeah this post is my endeavor into telling more about me. Back in the days!

@Jameil Too funny! That teacher know she was so wrong! That was clearly an F. LOL!

@mrstdj Okaaay! I really thought I could do it! So sad! LOL!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

LOL.......cute. :) Sounds like something I might of done. I am one of THE biggest procrastinators. Getting a little better as I get older, but got through college on saving stuff til the last second. :(
My daughter is really talented with clay & it's one of her favorite things to do. She makes these little tiny intricate animals. I should take some pics for her.

Thanks for sharing. Love your playlist by the way. :)

GorgeousPuddin said...

@ Mommy+Me Hey *waves* Wow! your daughter sounds super talented Yes! you have to post pics. I love talented kids!

Thanks! (about the playlist).

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