My sisters and I embarked on a massive art project this summer. We decided to enter the Mystery Build Contest, which involved getting a mystery box of art supplies in the mail and creating a piece of art from only those materials. It was a lot of fun, it was challenging (that goat face about got the best of us), it required a few pretty intense weekends of work. But we got it done and we’re pretty proud of our creation. I wrote a little more about it over on our shared blog My Sister Says.
Right now public voting for the contest is open. You can vote for our project #103: I and the 3D Village on page 4 of the contest submissions. (Actually, you can vote for as many submissions as you like. There are some pretty amazing ones. But we’d really appreciate if you’d vote for ours too!)
I was inspired to make this post by [Emily at Chatting at the Sky](http://www.chattingatthesky.com/2013/06/28/lets-share-the-things-we-learned-in-june/). Each month she does a little recap of the things she’s learned. They may be small and silly or big and profound, but I thought a similar post might be a nice way for me to remember all the random snippets of thought I have throughout the month.
## So here are five things I learned in July.
I didn’t post last week because we were on a short trip, and quite frankly my brain has been feeling rather fried lately. But because I really need more to do in my life, my sisters and I just launched a new blog!
But really, one of the things I love most about my sisters is how they fuel my creativity. We love working on art projects and crafts together, and this new blog is just another way for us to encourage each other to move forward on our ideas. The blog is [mysistersays.co](http://www.mysistersays.co) and we hope to explore each of our different perspectives on life as we go through different life stages.
[So take a look!](http://www.mysistersays.co) We’ll be rotating who posts each week. I posted first with my thoughts on rearranging a room and how it can bring new life to a space. This week my youngest sister Carly shared some stories about the garden she’s been growing this summer, and next week Erin will be sharing an art project she’s been working on. We have some fun things planned for the future, and I think mostly we’re just excited about working together!