Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Artist of the Week: Clay

This week’s artist is Jake.

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar.

After a great deal of protest I was able to get that picture of him with the little clay lizard he made in second grade. My eldest is a bit camera shy under the pretext that he does not have a “good camera face,” which to some extent is true. He does have the oddest expressions when he is asked to pose for a picture. Most of our better pictures of him are taken when he is caught off guard.

The lizard, of course, was fully cooperative.

In addition to the lizard Jake also made a little rose out of clay.

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar.

As you can probably tell, orange is Jake’s favorite color.

The lizard, as previously mentioned, was made in art class during second grade. As I remember the class was making southwestern/Native American themed creatures, hence the beads tied around the middle. The teacher was pleased with the entire class’s effort and the whole lot was on exhibit during the Countywide Art and Science Fair. When the lizard was brought home it was carefully wrapped in a paper towel.

The rose too was made in school, just last year in fourth grade. However, unlike the lizard, it had a rougher trip home. The leaf got knocked off and Jake was very upset. But with a bit of glue it is as good as new.

It’ll be interesting to see what he brings home during the next school year which starts for us in two weeks.

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