Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

Every year, I have my students make a book.


It is a favorite project because they are writing about themselves.

One entry is simply a list of things they like - sports, food, tangible items, colors, etc.

It is somewhat difficult for my students because they are second language learners and don't
always know the words to use.

I made my sample on wordle and created my page for them to visualize.

100 Things I like
So what do I like?

BASKETS

wicker baskets...wire baskets....metal baskets...canvas baskets
too many to count!

baskets, quilts & baskets filled with quilts
Baskets filled with books


RED...YELLOW...RED & YELLOW TOGETHER

I painted the red & yellow pitcher on vacation in Santa Fe

Our entryway 

HANDS



There are hands in every room in the house.

One of my students told me that she thought it was a weird thing to collect.

I told her I couldn't be the only person who collected hands because I find hands in so many shops.

I once met an artist who also collected hands and her collection did not contain a single hand that I own.

Baskets, books and hands all together

THE LETTER C


Having the initials CC drew me to collecting the letter C.

Actually, I love all the letters of the alphabet.


STRIPES...POLKA DOTS...CHECKS






I love red and white stripes.

I love checkerboards.

I love polka dots.

And of course always in red and yellow.

Our beloved Dorje was helping me take photos

Just a few of my favorite things.

Don't get me started on all the different art supplies I collect!

2 comments:

fiona anderson said...

I love all of the collections, especially the baskets. And it's great to see more of your beautiful home - thanks for sharing ! x

Bliss said...

I think you like a lot of different stuff. That's my trouble too, so many interesting things to collect. But wire baskets..... now I'm going to the Ballard web site to look at those!

~Bliss~
Former original San Fernando Valley girl!