Ramona and I have been reading about ancient Egypt. This week, thanks to the Book of Artrageous Art Projects, we mummified Barbie. Here she is getting ready for her ceremonial wrapping, with some of her most treasured possessions (lovingly selected by Ramona) surrounding her:
And here she is, properly wrapped (we skipped the cleaning, oiling, salting and 70 days of drying), surrounded by lip gloss, two cakes (one chocolate, one vanilla), butter, an egg, coins (bus fare, Ramona says), her driver's license, a hairbrush, a ponytail holder and a can of Coke:
Princess Shopsalot (name thanks to the Klutz book)
now rests in materialistic peace in her Ramona-decorated sarcophagus:
The next photo has nothing to do with ancient Egypt, but is simply to show you that when Ramona decides to stage a Pet Beauty Pageant, Sydney not only wins, but is also named both Miss Congeniality and Miss Most-Patient-Dog-Evah.