Once again my friend and teacher extraordinaire, Shannon McBride, has invited me to come to her art classroom and guide this year's people through the intricacies of the long stitch journal. Here's what we did this week.
These journals will be used for writing and art exercises. And secrets. Personal stuff.
Each student tries a personal approach for their covers. Some paint, some collage, some glue fabric or paper.
Not one of them is afraid to try.
I consider that advanced.
This is happiness.
These are the raw materials.
"I made it!"
The boys thoroughly charmed me. Graceful, willing, promising.
This is what pride looks like. Each book a masterpiece.
Well done, grasshoppers. Once again ... I love the classroom. I love these kids. They really, really give me hope. We have to take good care of them, fund our schools, protect their future. xo