Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Just some color and cheer for you to enjoy today, especially if you're experiencing the January blahs.
These flower photos were taken by the Bear this fall, on a walk around our neighborhood. He was helping the GB's teacher with an art project. The class was learning about the flower paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe (see this lovely video for some examples if you aren't familiar with her work). O'Keeffe is dear to our hearts here in New Mexico. The teacher had asked parents to contribute photos of flowers that the children could try to use in their own O'Keeffe-inspired pastel drawings. Most of the photos came from the Bear. Miss GB was so proud to have her classmates creating their artwork from his photos.
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful pastel drawings at the school's annual art exhibition night just before Christmas. I'd share the GB's, but hers is still hanging with the others in the classroom. She drew Russian sage flowers (as seen in the top left corner of the second collage from the top in my post). I thought these were particularly challenging flowers to draw, being so small and delicate, but she made them stand out very nicely against a solid green background. She's my artsy bear-girl.
Thanks for your lovely comments lately. I really appreciate them, along with your good thoughts for the LB. He's doing well, and seems to be fully recovered from last summer's operation. Modesty hasn't really kicked in for him yet; he happily shows off his scar whenever I ask to check it (it's almost invisible now!). He's proud of his scar and rightly so. For a kid his age, he's tough as nails. The best part of his surgery is that it alleviated pain he'd always lived with. He feels better than ever and it shows. He's becoming a bit wild, actually, now that he feels good. I never dreamed I'd be so happy to see him reprimanded for jumping off the table in school.
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