Mini-books

I love mini-books.  Here are a few that I made last year.

Tribeca Film Festival : In May of 2007, Hung’s film Going Home screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.  Since I’m his biggest fan, he flew me to New York for the week and we partied like superstars.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun : Each summer, my girlfriends and I take a trip to Yosemite.  In 2008, Lisa joined us in the adventure.  The most memorable event of that trip was our attempt to climb Half Dome.  Here’s a look at our adventure …

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun : In May of 2009, I took two students on a trip of a lifetime.  We went to the Houston Space Center where the girls presented their research on potassium alum crystals to NASA engineers and other NES students.

Deep Freeze : In November 0f 2009, my students made ice cream in the classroom.  The ice cream lab is by far the most popular lab in 8th grade (well, next to eyeballs).

16 Comments on Mini-books

  1. kristen
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 10:37 am (4 years ago)

    You attempted to climb Half Dome? Were you not successful? that climb scares me just watching it on tv! Super cute albums, A!

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    @kristen, Hey, I say “attempted” because we didn’t make it to the top. We made it to the granite rock and climbed the steep granite steps. By then we were so exhausted and scared, we decided to turn around. We did the 16 mile hike though — just could not muster the strength, courage and energy to get to the top.

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  2. Sara
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 11:13 am (4 years ago)

    Love the minis! Especially love the deep freeze cover that is hand stitched! Great idea to have a soft cover to your album.

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    autumn Reply:

    @Sara, Thanks, Sara!

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  3. Brenda Johnston
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm (4 years ago)

    You are the queen of mini albums! Love them!

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  4. Theadora
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Autumn- I truly love your style and carefree spirit. You projects, challenges, and incredible creative inspirations are just intoxicating for my mind and soul. I too am on summer vacation..( third grade teacher)!! Your blog has motivated me to complete many mini-books and a few of your challenges… and more. Thanks for sharing your creative juices!

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    autumn Reply:

    @Theadora, Thanks, Theadora! I’m going to post the new challenge up tomorrow — check back for details. I’d love to have you contribute to our next challenge — especially since you’re on summer vacation!

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  5. Nathalie
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Holly COW Autumn those are all so so fabulous!!!!!! LOVE them all!!! You are so very talented!!!!!!!! :D

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    autumn Reply:

    @Nathalie, Thanks, Nathalie! So are you.

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  6. Emily Turkalj
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm (4 years ago)

    I agree with all those who have commented before me. You are insanely fabulous and talented. Thanks for sharing your talent and view of the world with us all. We are enriched by seeing the world through your eyes! Thanks a bunch!!

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    Emily Turkalj Reply:

    @Emily Turkalj, P.S. is Yosamite a National Park? Forgive my ignorance of your country!!

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    autumn Reply:

    @Emily Turkalj, Yes, it is! Is is about three hours from me. It is gorgeous — you’ll have to check it out when you visit California.

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    Emily Turkalj Reply:

    @autumn, One day I would love to take a trip to USA and California would be high on my list. Its a great shame I didn’t have the money to do it a month or so ago, the exchange rate was awesome!!

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  7. Laura
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Love a glimpse of your mini’s! They inspire me! Especially love the different shapes, sizes and tags you include, and the peek- a-boo holes.
    Say, you ARE getting quite a following, aren’t you? At least I can say that I remember when (before you became famous!) XO LA

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  8. Emily Turkalj
    Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 12:22 am (4 years ago)

    @autumn, I don’t know…will it? :)

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    autumn Reply:

    @Emily Turkalj, I’m conducting some tests on my blog — like checking to see if you get notified of my reply. After struggling with it for a few days, I think I’ve finally got it! :) Let me know if you get this.

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