Friday, April 1, 2016

It's Silly, But...

This week I made two examples of work I was introducing to my students.  I have to admit, I had a great time doing these pieces.  It felt like play, and handling the materials was fun and lighthearted.
Pastel on black construction paper, 18" x 24" 

An idea I saw on Pinterest, this bird was a big hit with the second grade.  The kids were delighted to think that art could be funny.  Their versions are fabulous.

Neither project matters a fig in the grand scheme of things, but working on them gave my heart a real lift.  I'll file them away for next year and move on to the next idea next week, but they both helped me feel the joy making things should bring.  And that does matter.

Thanks for stopping by! Alice


RH Carpenter said...

Absolutely embrace the joy creating brings!! That birdie definitely made me smile!

Alice Jo Webb said...

Thank you, Rhonda.