Nothing tells a story quite like a picture . . . but everyone loves a good story too! Welcome to my newest blog, where I hope to inspire you with my photography and wordsmithing! Or at least put a smile on your face for a few minutes. I'm looking forward to photographing you, your children, your families, and friends, and helping capture those precious moments that continue to bring smiles for a lifetime.
I caught this beautiful mother and daughter at a church pig pickin', and she allowed me to include her picture on my blog.
This week our school hosted a BATIK art residency taught by professional artist, Leni Newell.
This residency was funded in part by a grant from the United Arts Council. Thank you so much!
Our school's fifth grade students were much enriched through your efforts!
Batik is a fabric dye art that originated in Indonesia and is used throughout the world today.
Students first create a drawing, which they then transfer to cloth. Next they paint the lines with hot beeswax.
Students use fabric dye to paint their cloth artwork.
The artwork is then covered with wax, wadded up to create crinkles, and dipped in a bucket of dye.
The dye seeps into the wax crinkles and creates interesting lines in the artwork.
This process required many parent volunteers. Fabulous PTA parents stepped up enthusiastically!
The fabric then dries, and the final step is to iron the wax out of the fabric, leaving the beautiful batik artwork. This project is an arts integrated project, in which the children learn more about their world and also make connections to science through ecosystems.
So much personality! I love a kid who's willing to play!
Sunday morning on the way to church was a great time to capture this young man's personality. The included funny face was one of many impressive funny faces! What a great way to start my day!