July 2, 2008
Wordless Wednesday...My Students' Artwork
I know it's WORDLESS Wednesday, but I need to explain this photo. Before I went on maternity leave, I had my high school students try their hand at dyeing silk scarves. The whole trimester for art at the private Buddhist school where I taught was devoted to craft, so we dyed Shibori scarves, felted, created objects out of duct tape, and made books. I wish we could have done metal and wood work, but the facilities there aren't the best...not even a sink (don't ask how I managed to teach them dyeing techniques). I was organizing some of my folders on the computer and came across these images. I miss those kids! And I feel really bad that I didn't go to graduation, as they all wanted to meet the little guy. But the long traveling time (almost an hour) coupled with his crabbiness if he doesn't get a nap in his crib on time made me stay home.