I can not believe the week is coming to an end...I did lose two days but time seems to be flying by. Tomorrow Ken and I will attend a very special opening for a dear friend Wib Mock...he has spent a life time working in wood and creating cabinets, furniture and chairs, intricate wood boxes and vessels. He is a true inspiration...steady slow intense work...and working for the highest quality in working with a multitude of diverse woods and timbers. He is officially retiring from his volunteering wood shop at The Works....he is leaving some very large shoes to fill. I will miss his gentle smile and quiet demeanor but he will enjoy some time with his beautiful bride.
I continued working with my sugar cookie inspired wooden ornaments. The advent tree with 25 gift boxes is now ready for final "FUN" embellishments and sparkles. I organized the materials for next week's family night...a simple snowman stencil project that will be collaged onto recycled matte board. I want to allow them to create works they can use to decorate their own rooms and trees for the holidays. Freedom to decide what exactly they want ...in their styles...for their rooms. I seem to be seeing less and less of free open ended projects coming out of classrooms...if a child is even lucky enough to have an Art teacher in their school.
a special pet portrait...foamie snowmen for printing...Make It idea book... and underneath is another full box of wooden ornaments... I must start putting some art stuff into their designated place.