If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten (Rudyard Kipling).
Thursday, February 17, 2011
As Long As They're Not on My Face, Lines Are Good
Olivia, age 13
With the rain and sleet pounding us yesterday, we weren't able to get outdoors for our nature sketch. So, extending our week of bliss in the coastal Redwoods of California just (several) days longer, I integrated our art lesson on LINE--thick, thin, long, and short--with the treasured finds we brought home to adorn our nature table.
David, age 10
Although my kiddos couldn't help but color their finished sketches, I think they did a great job paying close attention to the details of these highly intricate pieces. Natural items are so much more visually complex than anything man can create, and I just love and marvel at them!
Fiona, age 8
Oh, and I also am currently marveling at a new Vitamin-C face cream I discovered in my local grocery store. It smells heavenly and my skin just swallows it up in big gulps. And after only two weeks, I swear I look ten years younger, when I'm not wearing my glasses.