I don’t know about you, but I have been just SWAMPED lately with just everything! I can’t believe we’re almost completely through April – summer reading is right around the corner, but I am nowhere NEAR ready! Our Hunger Games program went very, very well, & we had a reasonable number of teens attend. I created the program with the intention that it’d take about an hour for them to get through all the challenges, but they went all hardcore on it & the first team was done in eighteen minutes. EIGHTEEN. Every team was done in half an hour, so I’ve promised that the Catching Fire event will be much more intense & difficult. & they cheered!
The photograph up top is from our local newspaper – the bows went over very well, & made for very photogenic teens! There are more photos of the event here, if you’d like to take a look.
This past Saturday we held our very first Otaku Mini-Anime Convention. Although it was a blast, someone remind me to never again plan a six-hour teen event? Four hours is about the limit of my attention span, apparently. To be fair, most of them didn’t show up until the afternoon, so I think a noon to four time will be perfect.
They had a blast making sushi, as you can see below…
It was actually quite easy – I picked up sushi rice, nori, krab, cucumber, shredded carrot, cream cheese, & a few condiments. They used wax paper to roll up their creations, & it worked really well! So should you decide to do this, there’s no need to fork over the money for mats. You can easily do this for about $20-25 dollars, & I guarantee they’ll have fun.
Previously, I posted two logos I thought I’d be using for this summer – but something just didn’t jive with me about them. So I tried again. & again. I have made SO MANY LOGOS with this slogan (which, you might remember, I HATE), but I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it. Nothing seemed right. & because the logo is the jumping point for ALL my summer marketing design, I’ve been really stressed about this. Usually by this time, I have most, if not all, of my flyers completed & awaiting printing, so the fact that it’s almost May is… well, let’s just say that things have been less than Amazing in SarahLand lately.
Today, though, I think I finally nailed it.
I pulled some graphics from the provided CSLP artwork, but I also found a few things at a fun little royalty-free clip site, clker.com. The font is actually NOT Helvetica (after a reformat of my laptop I seem to have lost it; boo!), but a free font nearly identical to it: Swansea, available here!
As always, should you want to use the logo, the large-res version is available at my Flickr.