What I really liked about the Spanish teacher last year, was that she had the kids draw out their vocabulary words in pictures. Of course I’m partial to that, being an artist.
Spanish Homework, 36″ x 36″ mixed media on canvas, $1,800
Last spring my son came home with a picture of an entire house, with every room including the garage and car, drawn out in pencil with the Spanish word next to it. It was so cool!
Bravo Mrs. Blakeman for engaging multiple dimensions of their blossoming brains. If you were a kid, would you rather sit and do worksheets, or draw and do projects?
I’d been looking at his drawing for a while (it was hanging on the wall in my studio) and I finally decided this summer to collage it into a large canvas and play around with it.
This was the beginning of my experiment with my son’s Spanish Homework
Above is a photo of how part of the painting started out. I found his drawings so incredibly cool I just had to incorporate them into something.
Detail of Spanish Homework
I told him that when I sell this painting, he will get a cut. How fun will that be? AND a great life lesson – that his creativity has value … He’ll probably get a giant Lego set.
My paintings always end up on the floor where I can get down and turn them all around
Towards the end of this painting I really got into using the paint markers and drawing all over it.
My background is drawing and I keep finding myself coming back to it, giving into it. First I had to get so far away from it. But now, it’s like coming home.
Have a beautiful weekend and thanks for tuning in!