Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dance my pretty little puppets!

Today was our last day of finals.  We are now officially done with first semester and the year is half over.  To keep myself and a few kids who were done early occupied, we gessoed the drawing manikins.  A few years ago, I had a few students who thought it would be great to draw on them.  I would really like to use them again, but I want to discourage more defacing.  As we were painting them, I couldn't help but think of Pinocchio, the puppet who wanted to desperately be a real boy.  I love creating my sock creatures, but I love drawing them even more.  It is so rewarding to see them come to life with personality in paintings and drawings.  I'm sure every artist can relate to that.

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