Friday, May 31, 2013

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Clothes may make the man (and woman), but shoes put pep in the step of a first grader.


Wouldn't you be peppy if you wore multi-colored polka dots?



I love this young lady's bows.


Boys love their shoes, too.






Snazzy shoelaces make the day more fun.


I wonder if this is the Easter bunny, checking out where to deliver eggs?


More bows!


This student brings his own stars to class.





Maybe the Easter bunny brought Jack-O-Lanterns.



If only my feet were small enough for these Ladybug boots.







No shoes for Giraffe #245 until his leg heals.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More Colorful Candy

Little Bears all in a row.

Image by wishymom (Stephanie Wallace Photography)

Or packed tightly in a jar. Poor things.

Image by nhanusek

Do you like to munch on Candy Corn?

Image by KaCey97007

Ever wonder what happens when you bite into it?

Image by KaCey97007

Gumballs light up a room.

Image by somethingstartedcrazy

Image by DeeganMarie

Image by Loren Sztajer

Candy comes in different shapes, like Hearts.

Image by Maura Teague

Stars.

Image by HeatherWeaver

Flowers.

Image by strangelibrarian

Image by arbyreed

Fish.

Image by dreyboblue

Bunnies. Now these rabbits know how to take advantage of a photo opportunity.

Image by arbyreed

Giraffe fabric #244 is bright enough to look like candy. But don't try eating it.


Extra bright, for those brave enough to look. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Reading and Trees

I came across a new-to-me artist, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Corot was a French landscape painter and printmaker in etching in the mid-nineteenth century. The first of his paintings I saw was of a girl reading.

A Woman Reading

I immediately started looking for other pictures by Corot. I found several more of girls reading.

Reading Girl in Red Jersey

This picture intrigues me. Is the woman upset about what she has read? Bored? Puzzled? Asleep?

The Letter

I love the trees in this picture.

The Reader by the Wooded Bank

So I searched for more tree paintings by Corot. Can you see how the tree on the left seems to be leaning towards the woman, as if it wants to follow her?

Cathedral of Mantes, with Young Woman

And how, in this etching, the tree on the left is reaching towards the figure on the ground?

Souvenir of Toscane

A River Scene with Houses and Poplars

The tree on the right seems to be bending over, watching what the boatman is doing.

Boatman From Behind the Trees of the River

The Boatman of Mortefontaine

I created torn paper/crayon Giraffe #243 as an art project with my students.