Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Fluffy Turkey Gratitude.......
I am not sure what happened with blogger.com tonight...I am already having trouble with reading other posts so I hope I will be able to continue on. I worked into the late hours last night on the antique quilt with the insect destruction and layers of insect eggs held in the layers of the quilt.....eeeeewwww! I sanded the new wooden flat rod and finished the sleeve for installing the piece tomorrow. I did what I could in the time allowed and it will look appropriate in this Civil War exhibit so I can now move onto the big life-size Santa for the upcoming Civil War Holiday Expressions the day after Thanksgiving. Can you spell ...pressure? Tomorrow it is hello dear Santa and return to the several small commissions I have on my desk.
Tonight we worked on the theme of showing gratitude for our simple gifts like family, home, friends, food, holidays and of course making Art! My young artists chose the small naked turkey to add colors and special paper feathers with an individual lists of their personal ideas of their gratitude for their gifts in their homes. I love the way I put out a simple design template ...a couple pairs of scissors...a large collection of papers for the feathers and glue sticks. Life does not get any better!! I have been selecting small gifts for these special children who have stolen my heart..a journal for private drawings...wooden animal frames to decorate...tubes of traveling colored art pencils to name a few tokens of my appreciation for their intense trust they have bestowed on me. I hope you can appreciate the joy in their exploration processes and delightful fluffy turkeys. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart