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?


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

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


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

Our entryway 


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


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

Actually, I love all the letters of the alphabet.


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!


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

  2. 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!

    Former original San Fernando Valley girl!