…a few more shots from the desert.
see that fat little book sitting atop my big sketchbook? pam made it from a cover she found in italy last year. i think it’s a masterpiece. so…i painted it.
you might wonder at my self portrait above, where it looks like i’ve had lip implants. i was making a silly face in the camera. that’s me! always trying to challenge myself.
we went by dear shari elf’s studio and crochet museum, but she wasn’t there. bah. i found her subatomic happiness piece which was hanging on the wall, unbelievably excellent. she leaves her studio doors open wide. a coffee can with a plastic lid has a hole cut out so you can deposit your $ in case you buy anything. i do love that woman!
i created an oral story with my students today. each person contributes one sentence and we go around the class one-by-one. i wish i had written it down because we were laughing so hard. in the end some squirrels strapped on rocket boots and headed off for another galaxy. in case you were wondering i added the squirrel characters.
i almost cried during THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN when stella the elephant died. i handed the book to julie & timothy so they could finish the last 2 pages of the chapter. i told the kids not to despair because we were in the dark and stormy middle of the story, but a rainbow would come at the end. somebody said, “i sure hope so!”
stories are what keep the entire world rotating on it’s axis. that and gravity.
what are you reading? what are you making? where are you going? did you see a squirrel today?