Thursday, November 11, 2010

fall leaf frolic

Autumn Leaves
One of the nicest beds I know
Isn't a bed of soft white snow.
Isn't a bed of cool green grass
After the noisy mowers pass.
Isn't a bed of yellow hay
Making me itch for half a day
But autumn leaves in a pile that high,
Deep and smelling like fall and dry.
That's the bed where I like to lie
And watch the flutters of Fall go by. 
~by Aileen Fisher~ 
in art this week we made our own pile of leaves 
topped with friends enjoying the autumnal view...
first there were leaf rubbings with my favorite art supply-
that would be the highly underrated crayon...
then we watercolored in cool colors 
to balance the warm tones of the autumn leaves...
and these could have been framed as is without the next step...
but I wanted to see who was going to enjoy the romp in the leaves.
so we made people...
notice the similarity.
and hamsters and dogs and platypuses...
to romp and frolic in our leaves ...
and yes, this is a platypus playing in the leaves...
and the family dogs too...
please find me a pile of crisp leaves to flop on right now!


  1. Soooo darling!! Love these!!! Thank you for sharing this fun time with us:)

  2. Ohhh this looks like so much fun! What a great day you had.

  3. a feast for the eyes & heart here!!
    so lovely to visit!

  4. Hi Pam... This are so wonderful. You have such talented students and I bet you are an amazing teacher.

  5. Oh wow sweet Pam, these photos of the little kids creating are soo inspiring! I always do enjoy working with them and see them create makes me feel really inspired. They are soo taleneted! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  6. hi pam, thanks for the message! yes can't wait to meet up with you girls next month. coffee, art + bloggy buddies? sounds so fun!