Monday, March 1, 2010

the big 3

day to day living consists of mainly 3 things for me:

  1. school
  2. food
  3. knitting

i blog a lot about the last 2, not so much about the first one.

ahhh, school. we like it, we love it, we want more of it!
really? naahhhh, not really.
but we do what we have to.
it's the law.

so.... we recently began studying about abstract art. our first project was based upon the works of kandinsky.

the guys listened in earnest while i taught them what abstract art was and what an artist might want to convey to his audience through his work.

we listened to classical music & realized that any given piece can paint a picture of its own in your mind as you listen. this was very cool.

{we also found that we're not fond of opera. the little boy felt that if you go to the opera, you might want to leave your glasses at home, lest they be broken(by the soprano's high notes). he also contemplated the idea of opera singers practicing in the shower like the rest of us might. these are deep & challenging thoughts.}

all in all, we agree to avoid opera at all costs. forever & ever amen.

now, veering back on track...

my 7th grader's work is entitled "the evolution of science". not kidding.

he actually has a long, drawn out, detailed reasoning behind the different parts of his piece & what part of science they are referring to. i will admit my mind went a little numb as he was describing it to me.

i know... bad mama.

here are our finished works, up close:

my 4th grader's work is untitled. that's ok. it doesn't have to have a name. he did push the envelope on real abstract art though. i'll let it pass this time

my 7th grader's "evolution of science"

and this is mine. my oldest suggests the title "unit 1". sounds good. it doesn't have any real significant meaning to me. (don't tell the students, but i just wanted to get it done in a reasonable amount of time. i'm not a fast artist☺)

now, on to the good stuff!

aaahhhh, food.

these babies.... pecan pie bars...

were off the hook!

let's just say, people were angry when they were gone. like evil eye, don't like you anymore angry. all i can say is, at least i know i'm good for something around here.

and the knitting. i just finished my first sweater.

it's a wee little baby shrug for my 1 yr old niece. it's a free debbie bliss pattern found here or you can ravel it.

baby knits are so much fun

now, to start a sweater for myself - i'm terrifyingly excited. i got the scarves, hats, gloves and socks under my belt, but sweaters are a whole different animal.

let the fun begin!


Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Those bars look dream-aye!! Cute bitty sweater, too.

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