Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Artist of the Week: Illuminated Dream
Anyhoo I have learned to immediately send children outside after any sort of snowfall. Heck I even sent them out Sunday night at around 8:30. There was about 3 inches of perfect packing snow and it would have been a shame for them to miss and opportunity to play in good snow. They spent an hour in the yard having a terrific snowball fight and completely churning up all the snow on the ground. In the morning it was a bit crusty, but by midday the snow had softened up again. The battle was resumed, this time in the woods where the snow was in better condition. Everybody had wet boots, coats, and gloves by the time they were done. It was a big mess, but I'm glad we finally got winter. We had pretty much given up, so this was a nice surprise.
He created the abstract design and traced the figure of the dog from an example of medieval illuminated text that was put out for inspiration. Max decided that the dog was thinking about Israel and the torah as it ran across a field. I think it's an utterly charming creation and had fun working with Max.