2009: Limberlost State Park
When my son was in the 4th grade he had to complete a project on an Indiana State Park. He was assigned to do the Limberlost State Historic Park.
We decided that it would be helpful to his project if we actually went and visited the site. So – the left hand side of this spread is pictures from our time at the Limberlost site, and the right hand page is his award for creating the best project. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the actual project – and the school liked it so much that we let them keep it.
Limberlost is is the home of Gene Startton Porter who was a prolific fiction author writing stories set in the Limberlost swamp.
This spread is set on gold background paper, with photograph borders also being cut out of a gold natural made gold paper. I used a special corner cutter to create the elaborate designs that hold the photographs and award in place.
The butterflies were cut using my Cricut machine and I used a black permanent marker to outline them so that they would stand out against the gold background. The reason that I used these butterflies is that Mrs Stratton had a large collection of butterflies and beetles in her home, and my son was fascinated by them.