Thursday, July 24, 2008
So, today we were talking about the way artists render water in their art. We've been reading "The Story of Ping" with Five in a Row and talking about the way the illustrator used wavy lines to indicate water. I got a book called "Water Through the Eyes of Artists" from the library. (out of print, wish I could get my hands on it!). It is several paintings from different artists that show a wide variety of ways to paint water. When we got to the painting shown in the middle photo, Josh said, "I like that one. Wait! Wait, Mommy. I have to get something!" And went running around the house. He finally located what he wanted, a book we own called "The Lion and The Little Red Bird." He opened to the page shown in the bottom photo and said that the painting had reminded him of this page in his book. Amazing. A connection. Completely unforced, came spontaneously and naturally. Confirmation that this is indeed the right choice for our family.
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