Thursday, 29 January 2009

I Have No Title Here. Unentitled?

Somehow, I managed to agree to take over art classes for the term with Chas' class, the Primary Fives. It's something I love to do but I REALLY don't have the time and WHY did I agree to this? Anyway, so far so good. Sharon has kept me supplied with ideas for classes, as well as Vicky (one of the class mommies and a friend also). So it's been delegating and teaching but not much syllabus prep or beforehand work.

Last week, we did such a fun project: Sharon sent me some paintings via email (The Mona Lisa, etc) and I printed them out and cut them into 2-inch squares. I gave each kid one of these squares with instructions to copy what they saw onto a bigger square piece of paper. "But what IS this???" When they were done, we put them all together and voila, a really cubist Mona Lisa and a very impressionist Monet! I will definitely take pictures on Friday when I go in for Sam's art class AND dollar day sale, because you just have to see them. They are amazing.

I hope to see Lou and Louie for lunch tomorrow, which will be great. Lou has left four tubes of oil paint in my posession, which is making me all inspired to smear oil paints around now. I have been wrapping things up at work, and soon will have no business left to run which will be WEIRD. Once the tile business side is over, I will be interested to see what happens to my paintings.

It's very cool and rainy here tonight, and I am falling asleep..... Hope you are all well my friends, I am looking forward to the weekend when I can catch up on blogs, laundry, baking and dog hair. And post some pictures. See you then!

13 comments:

witchypoo said...

Because your life is not complete if you are not caught up on the dog hair.

Islandgirl said...

Hi Nanoo
I did not forget Chasbo today (yesterday)for his birthday, I have just been up to beyond my eyebrows in cleaning and paint and mass confusion..it is 2 am and I am STILL covered in cobwebs and dust and will be up again in all of less than 4 short hours. Please give Chasbo the biggest hug for me and the rest of the crew..I figure he'll forgive me for not calling because I brought cake and made super yummy cheese and pepperoni toasted flying saucers for him the day before! Hopefully we can celebrate on the weekend! DEFINATELY wine Friday!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You're teaching art now too? Good grief, woman! Is there no end to the fun for you?

Theresa said...

You HAVE to post pictures of the paintings. I DYING to see how cool they are. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHABO!!!

eye in de sky said...

For the morning after the night before, there's nothing better than the Hair of the Dog That Bit You!!

Tash said...

forgot to tell you yesterday - Stinker had a blast in art this week. He kept going on and on about the project he and Jordan did with the "GoGurt"...

Casdok said...

And lovely to meet you and thank you for the kind comments. I would love to meet LouCeel!
All the best for your move.

Kelley said...

oooh mix the dog hair with the paint and you have a whole new medium!

No?

Oh. Ok then.

I know nothing of art.

LceeL said...

Lunch with you and Tash was so great and Louie enjoyed it as much as I did.
We're home now. And we miss you. I miss you.
Use the paint. May the paint be with you. You can call me 'Yoda'.

Anonymous said...

HI Nan

I am one of your (perhaps many)lurkers, I may have actually commented once or twice. I really emjoy your blog, and Angels Mama and Fabric of her Life. As a trini abroad with kids its great hearing your stories about home and in Angels mama case ...her stories with new baby abroad.

Big question, why did Tash make her blog tickets. I feel like I'm asking for tickets to some super secret all-inclusive fete that everyone HAs to go to.....

Well anyway, if you talk to her, tell her there is a Trini in the wilds of Scotland who needs to read her blog and see her pics and she should take pity on me.....

Thanks a bunch

Nan said...

Hi Anonymous, I haven't read Tash's blog all week so I don't know! If you send me an email (nanspockets at gmail dot com) I will forward it to Tash, and I am sure she will send you a link. Always glad to see a lurker leave a comment, whatever the reason!!

Nan said...

Oh, and mixing dog hair wwith paint? Brilliant! I once knew this artist (ahem) who used to collect human hair for sculpting. Weird, and kind of gross.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nan

Thanks a lot...Silly me, I meant (as you gathered) why did she make her blog 'private'...not 'tickets'.....see why I shouldn't comment more often...

Anyway, you sound far more productive than me - and also a far more fun mum...

Thanks a lot again