Monday, April 28, 2008

Abstract Art

Both of my girls are in a wonderful Kindermusik program here in town. I was a bit frazzled when my oldest started in a new class this past January and I soon found out that there was homework involved. Yes folks, my 3 yr old has homework from an extra-curricular activity. Actually, it's more parent homework than student homework. So far, this semester, I've had to help her create a homemade instrument, a train map, a puzzle, and now an animal mask. This project I dreaded from the moment I saw it on the syllabus. You see, I am what you would call "artistically challenged". Otherwise known as "can't even draw a stick figure". An animal mask??? Was this teacher kidding? And of course, I've heard several times this semester about how "kids who don't come to class with their project stand out like a sore thumb". I certainly couldn't put my child through such shame.

Well, in true Angie form, I have waited until the morning of class to tackle this project. I've spent the entire morning running around trying to figure out how on earth to make a giraffe mask. Yes, of all the animals that my daughter could have chosen, she wants a giraffe. Oh the humanity! After cutting and measuring and trying my best not to micromanage my child's creativity, here are the results. I never said I was an artist.



5 comments:

Angela said...

I think it looks GREAT! I can't imagine creating a giraffe mask. It seems like they could cut the parents a break and let the kids make their own masks!

Angie said...

Oh thanks. You're too kind. :-) Especially after seeing what some of the other moms came up with, I'm feeling even more inferior about my lack of artistic creativity. If I could have let Ashlyn loose to do it herself, I definitely would have, but there was no way that was going to happen. Oh well, thank goodness next week is the last class. I get to have the summer off!

Rhea said...

Not bad at all! I think it's great! Most importantly though, did your daughter like it? I bet she loved it.

Angie said...

Thanks Rhea! And yes, my daughter loved it! She's still wearing it today, 4 days later!

AFRo said...

Found you on SITS and I'm perusing so I can have a legit entry... but this is seriously impressive. Good work!

 

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