Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year ...with Hugo Caberet...the movie

I don't do it often but I ordered Hugo Caberet the movie from Amazon for my students to see tonight. I have brought the book in to show how important a simple pencil sketch can be in the telling of a story. Several of the children have read the book...they are in love with the images and I knew they might not be able to get to the movie theater in our hard economic times. February 29Th seemed like a perfect time to share the movie and fresh popcorn made by Pat Brown. Those who wanted worked on their artist trading cards and Star War characters...many I do not even know. Nicholas gave me homework ...he made a list of new characters for me to Google this weekend so I could understand the variety of lasers and costumes.

I am tired tonight and will get up early tomorrow to go to Medina, Ohio to explore Hollows Paper Mill in search of good buys for possible student works for the Dawes Arboretum exhibit in June. There will be five artist traveling up there and I am very excited about the possibilities of this trip. Laura and I are working together to plan a special exhibit and her educational director will organize the workshops. I am including a few photos from today and hope you are safe and sound. We had terrible thunderstorms and several tornadoes South of Columbus. I contacted a dear friend and his family... they live in Elizabethtown which was hit pretty hard this morning. I will try to stay awake for the late news...the photos this morning were disturbing. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Hope you find some good stuff at the paper mill.

  2. you do such wonderful things for and with your kids!

  3. hope you had a fruitful trip! you are so sweet to the town you live in...xo