as i tottered out of moss cottage i could see the morning streets were streaked silver with rain. a tiny stream of water flowed down the lane.
the smoke tree had been hung with diamonds. diamonds!
high overhead a few golden clouds followed me to chinatown.
this week we learned a bit about matisse and the children painted their watercolor versions of “the goldfish.”
a few decided to forego the bowl and table and just paint the fish!
they did a few thumbnails in their sketchbooks before making their final piece on white paper for the bulletin board. actually they’re making 2, but they cannot be identical. i put one outside the classroom and one inside.
at the last minute i decided patterned paper around the outside of the paintings might look nice. they agreed, chose their strips, and glued them down.
it’s very difficult for me to restrain my enthusiasm when i see all of their paintings together on the bulletin board. a delicious feast of pattern and color.
in other, completely different news i caught up with sailing la vagabonde on youtube.
i cannot express what a joy they are to watch. their free-spirited sense of adventure. the beauty of the open sea. i was clapping and giddy while watching this video of them zipping off to france to rub elbows with yachting royalty.
i like wondering where in the world they are on any given day. thanks to one of you for alerting me in the comments to their channel last year. i do so appreciate the recommendations you send my way!
you’re probably bobbing around in your own sailboat. sailing the seven seas. stopping on tropical islands to crack open coconuts, swimming in blue lagoons. reciting poetry aloud to the wind. drinking big glasses of wine. do send me a postcard! xo