Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goodnight Peep Diorama -- Peeps Show IV



I entered the Washington Post's Peeps Diorama contest again this year
and was a finalist (woot!) with my entry
"Goodnight Peep"Peeps Show IV

If you click on the link above
you can see the winner, finalists, and semi-finalist entries
(they even have a cool video tour of my diorama!)


(Look but don't touch!)

 Here's "C" checking it out...
and showing you her copy of Good Night Moon
so you can see the size of my diorama.


I started the diorama on Saturday morning after coming up with the idea in the shower.
(I do all of my best creative thinking there)
Geoff and my mom took care of the girls so I could spend the afternoon building my diorama.
Sadly (or embarrassingly), I actually had all of the materials I needed
to make the diorama except the peeps, rocking chair and fire place!


They interviewed me for the
Washington Post's Magazine
you can read it here.

For those of you local Northern Virginia folks,
you'll see me and my diorama in the magazine this weekend (April 4, 2010 issue).

Some of you have commented about
my new head shot on my blog....
it's from a series taken recently by Diana Adams.


This great portrait was taken by my photographer friend, Diana Adams
to appear as my "head shot" for the magazine interview. 
Thanks so much Diana!

And finally....
In case you didn't get enough Peeps action yet,


I was a semi-finalist in 2008 
with my "Sesame Peep" entry #19 on the slide show.

Yes, I'm a total Peep Nerd. 

Fondly,
Pink and Green Mama,
MaryLea

33 comments:

Christy said...

You are amazing! Both of your entries are incredible! I'm not surprised though because everything you do is fantastic! I love peeps. We actually did an art project inspired by peeps; you can see it here: http://superheroesandprincesses.blogspot.com/2010/03/marshmallow-chicks.html

BranFlakes said...

That is AWESOME! I just found out about this last week and was amazed by all of the creativity! AWESOME job!

mrs. parker said...

SO amazing!! you rock it peep-style!!

Musical Mama said...

That is AWESOME! Love it! I have an award for you over on my blog.
http://musicalmama08.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-awards-to-share.html

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Entirely too cute! And I'm impressed she was able to not touch - I'D want to play with it!

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

this is so very cool! I had no idea there were amazing contests like this. Congrats on the magazine and newspaper coverage:) I was having a pretty bad day but after seeing such cute creations my day is going much better:) Thanks

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

this is so very cool! I had no idea there were amazing contests like this. Congrats on the magazine and newspaper coverage:) I was having a pretty bad day but after seeing such cute creations my day is going much better:) Thanks

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Girl you have talent! That is soo awesome!

Annette said...

Oh my goodness-- a friend just linked to this on Facebook, and the Goodnight Moon one, along with the other childhood book dioramas, was my favorite. How great to find out that it was you!

e.m. said...

Again..awesome!!!

Shoebotmom said...

I just saw this one on the website! That's so great. Can't wait to see it in the paper too!!! Great job!

Jen said...

Wow! I LOVE IT! congratulations. And, the new head shot is gorgeous. You have great ideas, I look forward to each new post.

Magillie said...

MaryLea,
You are too cool! Nothing nerdly about a totally awesome diorama! Congrats and I can't wait to pick my copy of the Post Magazine. xo--j

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

You are incredible!!!!!!

Mama King said...

So impressive! I am in awe. You are a creative genius!

Melodie said...

Ah ha! Someone *does* like Goodnight Moon! Me too! amazing work! Good luck!

Kelly said...

Oh, you were cheated! That is too cute and clever. There used to be a little independent book store here that had a day devoted to peeps. It was a hoot. People even wrote poems and stories about peeps. The kids loved it.

Mrs Addams said...

I <3 it! wonderful job!

personally, i don't like peeps but i LOVE dioramas and yours is really excellent!

Mrs Addams said...

I just watched the video. You did such a wonderful job! I love all the little details!
I might have missed something somewhere, but what is the significance of the Magazine?

Baby Sweetness said...

Adorable! You are so creative!

Jimmie said...

Amazing diorama! I can only imagine how fun that was to create. Congrats on your win!
The other entries are equally amazing. Thanks for sharing.

sippy cup mom said...

That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen...way to go and great job! Karen

Kerri from NYC said...

Wow! I am a preschool teacher in New York and read your blog for ideas... but my friends Veronica and Michael were the winners this year in the Peep contest with their take on Up! Small world!

Elise said...

Amazing. I also find that any sort of creative idea I have is born in the shower!

Naturalearthfarm said...

How much fun and such a sweet book to choose to base it on - fabulous job!
Warm wishes, Tonya

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

Cool--I didn't know that was you! My kids and I watched the videos this morning and love your diorama. Congrats!

Leptir said...

Happy Easter to you and to your lovely family!

Amy said...

LOVE THESE! I love Peeps as well. Do you have the Peeps cookbook? Get it if you don't. All sorts of cute ideas!

shopgirl said...

I for one think that you are a craft Empress! I am blown away by your awesome creativity!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thanks Shopgirl!! You made my afternoon : )

Jaimie said...

No. Way. You even made the three little peeps, sitting on chairs. This is amazing. Suddenly I have a desire to make a diorama.

Deb Chitwood said...

I'm totally in awe of your artistic talent, MaryLea! It makes me smile just to look at your diorama! I featured your post and photo in my Goodnight Moon Resources and Activities post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/05/21/goodnight-moon-resources-and-activities/

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Awww..thanks Deb, it's still on display at my daughter's school library. I think it's due for a little spring cleaning and refreshing!

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