Today I was remembering 9/11 as were many here in the U.S.
However, I was also remembering Commerce School, the two room schoolhouse where Miss Dewey came once a week to give us art lessons. It was my favorite time in school. My little painting today is why I was remembering.
This little mosaic votive candle holder is one I made. I don’t know why I don’t do more mosaics because I do love them. So why do they remind me of Miss Dewey? Because she taught us about mosaics, showed us pictures of some beautiful mosaics done with glass and ceramics. I was in love and so excited that we were going to learn how to do it. That is until I learned that we were going to cut up construction paper (horrid colors) and make a fake one. That was the only time Miss Dewey disappointed me.
Today I also did a bit more on the ArtWalk project I talked about earlier. It is a long ways from done but you can see a few changes and a bit of color. Much of what you see may not be visible when it’s finally done; I really don’t know where it’s going to go from here. I still need to add more grass and a sky and then I’ll begin adding collage materials. Who knows. Here is where I am now and what I started with. This one is definitely an experiment.