…as you can see, we are just now entirely busy being roses. Mary Oliver, “Roses,” from Felicity Today was supposed to be easy–a “chill” day of finishing up a few projects and meeting with my students. It turned into a crazy-busy day, so I am all too happy to take a break and contemplate the pretty–and … Continue reading Children’s Art | Busy Being Roses
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. –Pablo Picasso In honor of the last day of school–and because I’m taking a 10-minute break from life–I’m spending a moment or two savoring more art from the art fair my son’s school held in April. Instead of … Continue reading Children’s Art: Fun with Picasso
Right around the time the season changed from summer to autumn last year, I stumbled upon a haiku collection while perusing a colleague’s bookshelf. I hadn’t read haiku in years! I borrowed her book and enjoyed the haiku for a few days before giving in and ordering my own copy of the book. The book is … Continue reading Haiku and the Little Ones
[Art] is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. –Henri Matisse By now, you know that there’s a special place in my heart for children’s art and art created for children, so as promised, I’m back with another dose of fourth grade goodness. About a month ago, Mrs. Johnson, my son’s fourth grade … Continue reading Collage Art: The Little Matisses
I really, really don’t have time to write a blog post, but I must interrupt my unplanned blogging hiatus to share with you how I thoroughly enjoyed the brief time I had with a group of fourth graders earlier today (my little one’s class). We talked about and played with some of the things that bring me … Continue reading List Journaling: What Makes 4th Graders Happy?
All good things are circular. —Kiersten White, Now I Rise Shortly after my focus on photographing lines last year, I transitioned to finding circles in ordinary places. I’ve seen the art installation above [or ones similar to it] at least three times within the last year–at work, in a dentist’s office, and in a hotel. As … Continue reading Circle Art: Let’s Make a Mess!