March 08, 2007

"Art"

This week we've been rowing Harold and the Purple Crayon. It's a delightful story about a little boy, Harold, who has a purple crayon. He draws his stories as he's imagining them.
We've had a good time talking about purple, art, and imagination.

Here's Jacob's purple quilt we made with all the purples we had in our house.









Here's Jacob hard at work, creating his own work of art.








And here's the finished product! It's a rocket flying into outer space. See the rocket in the middle with the orange fire behind it? All those circles are planets, and all the brown is outer space.

And we talked about all paintings having a title. After much discussion about the title usually having some connection to the subject of the painting, he insisted that this painting's title is "Art."

And I must say, I don't see much difference between this and most of those million dollar paintings out there in museums!

1 comment:

Mom said...

ART - as in John, or James or Bob? or Art - as in History or English or Math??? or just art? to be defined later?

Very cute, and a great rocket!