This weekend I finished my project. I am really happy with how it turned out. I think it was worth it to have to wait for supplies. It turned out better than I ever could have imagined. When I designed it, I didn’t add everything I have on/with it now, because I made quite a few tweaks once I got started. The process also ran pretty smoothly. The only hiccup in the process was that when I was ordering the wood print The company canceled the order and we had to order a different type of wood print, but it worked out fine in the end. Overall, I am very proud of what my final product is.
In class, I have been working on my Constitution Project. My topic is Abigail Adams. I am going to design something on her. My plan is to design a model of her desk. I want to make the desktop be 23 in by 16 and a half in and want the leg to be 18 in long. I am going to use parchment paper to write a pretend letter from Abigail to John, using Abigail’s own words. I am going to make a inkpot out of Model Magic and put a quill in it. I am then going to make a cardboard candleholder and put a candle in it. I know from looking at pictures that this is what she would have had on her writing desk. So far, I have done research, researching her life in general, especially her life with John Adams. I also looked at a picture of a writing desk in her house. From that research I made a design. The first design I made was a model of the White House with a writing room, but then I realized that the White House didn’t have a writing room. So, I designed a model of the home they had the before the White House, again with a writing room, but I changed my design again because I realized that the whole house would only have one room about the topic I wanted to focus on about Abigail Adams. So instead, I decided to do just the writing desk. I am very happy with my design and hope to start building soon.
*Update on my project – instead of cardboard I am going to use a plastic candle holder. I am also going to make a drawer and put a 2 page book of pretend letters. They are going to be written to John Adams.