Thi image above is one of those collaborative projects I speak of. Isn't he just awesome? I call him Unicorn Man becaue I gave him a tiny spiral horn in the middle of his forehead. I think he looks a little like he's listening very carefully to what he's overhearing.
He looks a little concerned, a little incredulous and maybe a little embarrassed by his lemon yellow baby horn. He now oversees our back porch and I hope he lets me know what he sees when I'm not there. In any case he won't be alone for long. The two yello beaked owls pictured here in my neighbour's kiln will see to that. THey just need hanging nails and to be wired so they can grace our visitors with thier QUIRKY ATTITUDES and KNOWING EYES
THIS TIME OF YEAR I GET REALLY JAZZED ABOUT INTERACTIONS with other art educators and artists BECAUSE IT'S A
TIME OF NEW BEGINNINGS AND THEY SEEM
TO HAPPEN SPONTANEOUSLY. I SPENT
TWO BUSY DAYS WITH A COLLEAGue AT ARTSPACE ORGANIZING THE BACKROOM AND GETTING MYSELF READY TO GO FOR
THE FALL TERM. SOMETIMES SEEING WHAT HAPPENS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR AN ART LESSON IS A GOOD WAY TO THINK ABOUT LESSONS.
MY COLLEAGUE AND I UNEARTHED SO MANY FORGOTTEN AND MISPLACED MATERIALS THAT I'M NOW RETHINKING MY LESSON PLANS AND PROJECTS. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH MY TEACHING BATTLE CRY WILL AGAIN BE: "I CHANGED MY MIND!" THIS YEAR.