Thursday, December 20, 2012

We Create Art

We used pine cones and sweet gum balls
(from the tree) to weave yarn around and around.
Tree branches were wound with different colors 
of yarn . We all put it together into a  mobile that
hangs in our atelier. It is balanced dangling
down from a string in the ceiling. We lay underneath it looking up. Some have seen fairies and others birds and bird nests. They walk around it not touching it and
sometimes gently touching it to see it move.

Open Minds

   Shapes of nature that inspire     us. Touching,observing,smelling and listening  as we work on 
artistic endeavors.

         We paint, cut, play with light(sometimes natural,     sometimes not.) We reach high to make marks on the wall chalkboard,sponge it off then do it again.Sometimes we paint with water to make dark lines on the board. We find seashells and listen to the ocean. We draw the shell, rocks, birdcage,fern leaves and sweet gum balls. Always asking" What is this?" "Where is it from?" Always wondering and exploring. As the teacher I provoke with materials and listen. I am always amazed at the natural intelligence that they have been born with. They all create.

Monday, December 17, 2012