Done in February in class, the girl had to choose a cereal box, cut it diagonally, glue down one side and then recreate the missing side by hand. Media included cardboard, pencil crayons, and fine liners. Attention to detail, neatness, and colour-matching.
An assignment from school:
My Robot Personal Servant
I would love to have a robot as a friend named Peppermint. She’s small, has big cute eyes, a bow, a dress, and in the night she glows. Peppermint shakes a little bit because she is scared sometimes.
The advantages of having a robot are, she has the turtle skill reaction, which means she can disappear into her shell. She helps me do my chores, especially practicing for my piano lesson. Peppermint also turns into a life-sized tiger, which is strange because of her unusual size. A creative robot, she makes me my own foam house, and makes nice dresses too.
The disadvantages of having a robot servant are, she trips on the tile that is not properly in the floor of my granny’s kitchen. She bumps into me because her hood is over her face. Peppermint hides in her shell and sometimes breaks down like a computer. Then I pick her up and pull and push, pull and push, to get her going again. I might toss her onto the couch and then sit beside her and rub her too. Then she might pop out and say, “Did I do it again?” She has done this many times.
Peppermint is helpful, magical, cute, sweet, and caring. I would like a robot servant because it would make my life easier.
Serious Sketching June 3, 2013
One word for this child and her drawings is … prolific.
At daycare and school, she draws a lot: friends, characters, animals, nature scenes, emotions. Its hard to keep up. I am always struck with the level of detail and humour she includes. She often leaves me blinking wordlessly at her insights.
In April we took a trip out to O.W.L. (Orphaned Wild Life) in Ladner to their annual open house. We actually ran into two of the girl’s friends there, watched an eagle be released, bought an eagle stuffy, and “adopted” a red-tailed hawk named Ruby (also the name of our car). Her friends “adopted” a snowy owl together.
Due to the boy, we’ve gone through a bout of watching EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Power Rangers Super Samurai. Inspiration for the next two depictions…
Currently, the both kids are going through EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of My Life as a Teenaged Robot. Below are heroine and villain:
Her drawings come in the form of portraits…..
….. and nature scenes.
During stressful times, she and I have often gotten into some pretty big fights. A strategy she uses to calm down (while I’m taking a self-imposed time-out in a locked bathroom) is to draw her feelings. Sometimes its how she is feeling at that moment, or how she wishes she could feel. And sometimes they are advice to me (which I HATE but she’s right).
The most recent item to come home is a multi-media painting involving individually cut pieces of cardboard, layered onto a canvas, and painted at specific intervals.
This block print was created by carving away an image from the lino and then rolling on different layers of paint. The effect of the black and orange makes the dog look quite striking IMO.