I've been enjoying scribbling and drawing using my 'Birthday Books' mentioned in my last post. I have discovered that I like to draw with my left hand even though I am right handed. I like the quality of line I make when I use my left hand. Perhaps it goes straight to my right side of my brain and I can get to the creative part more quickly especially when I've spent the day being logical and 'teacherish'.
I've been unwell and off school for a couple of days and when I started to feel a little better yesterday afternoon I started a little painting to show the kids in preparation for an activity with my year 5/6 class (a local council run art activity with a local artist) which makes references to the work of Rebecca Cool. Rebecca uses fabrics glued to her canvas over which she paints. These become a part of the work as some parts of the fabric design shows through the paint..
The two unfinished circles on the bench are balls of wool one will have a crochet hook the other a pair of knitting needles. Although not directly portraits, Chicky Babe recognised the two ladies because of their- in her words- "funny clothes, like knitted hats and cardigans and Birkenstock" (not normal clothes worn by ordinary mothers of her friends.) I am one of them and Anki is the other. I'm sure she will have no problem at all with not being seen as 'normal' or average.
Hopefully I'll get a chance to finish it off tonight, if I get all my homework done first!!