Just not around these parts. My mom says the AC needed to come on in Arizona this week as they're into the 90's already. If you mix those together I'm sure you could come up with Spring, right?
This roof looks just like a gingerbread house with powdered sugar on it!
The big girls and I had plans for an art gallery today but I chickened out when the snow/sleet started dumping since the trip there included a 10 minute walk, 10 minute bus ride and 15 minute walk. We stayed in and did form drawing and took baths instead. Maybe tomorrow...
A 3rd grade form drawing.
If you've never tried form drawing I highly recommend it! They are quite challenging and really good for the brain. In third grade form drawings begin using both curves and straight lines in the same form. Below is a choleric (Tigger) child's attempt at it, declaring, "This is easy!" and whipping them up in no time.
And a melancholic's (Eyore) attempt at it whining the whole time, "This is too hard."
These two third grade cousins are obviously quite different and I'm really loving the contrast they provide for each other.
I learn so much about myself each time I do a form drawing and where my own challenges lie and find I also learn a great deal about each child as they attempt these forms as well. I can see where there is challenge in the ability to change perspective and where they are not able to change direction very easily. It really helps me when it comes to conflict with the girls and seeing things from their perspective. As my old yoga teacher always says, "the body never lies" and I find that particularly true with form drawing. What the body is not able to do, the child's (or adults!) emotional or social life is not able to do also. It's not used to judge them, but rather to better understand where they are coming from.