And in the process, she got to make her own canvas!
And as you might expect, we did pumpkins.... again!!
I can't help it. I love that they can stay up for a full two months. Actually THREE months if you do one at the beginning of September. This is Emma. She is pretty passionate about art. I love that about her!
I also love that every kid really does her own thing. She picks her background color after we have a lesson on "the color wheel" and what complimentary vs. analogous colors are.
I think having a knowledge of the color wheel is a valuable tool throughout life... for making a canvas, or picking out an outfit, or designing earrings, or picking the wallpaper out for your house. It is just a fundamental piece of information that makes color choices easier for years to come. Profound?!This is Maddie and Caroline. They apparently knew each other from school. They are kind of quiet and did a lot of whispering amongst each other.
As long as they come away with a rockin' pumpkin, I am A-OK with that. And check out Paige... she painted with a cast halfway up her arm!!
And here's Mollie. She chose a teal, as did I! My example is ther to the right of her.
While we let our backgrounds dry, we partook in a little chip and dip, compliments of Clara's dad from the Monday class. Thanks, Steven!!
And then it was time for the foreground!! Think ORANGE!
Veronicia is going to be hard to beat as an assistant. She rocked it, since she is an elementary school teacher and wanted things put away quickly and wanted a clean environment. I could dig it!
Here are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum again!! Caroline was just here because a couple of sisters were out of town, and I knew we'd have space for an extra. But, after all this bonding was going on, I think I may just have to squeeze one more in from here on out!
And finally a group shot... Mollie and Lexi.
Emma Lou, Angel Grace, and Emma,
Lexi did a good job with her stencils and spray inks... for swirlies.
And here are Maddie, Caroline and Paige.
I gotta tell ya, I am most impressed by these girls' works!! And I am living my dream which is super cool!! Looking forward to earring making next week!!
P.S. I am so grateful that not only I, but also Mary Allison, her sister, and Pam's best friend, Judy, who reads this blog, were able to read this blog yesterday and see how many people from across the country were praying for them and caring for them, and loving them! I am thankful for my blog friends!! The tragedy was a horrible one. My blog was not the place to share it, but you can find out more from the Vicksburg paper on Tuesday or Monroe paper on Tuesday or Wednesday. Pam Mitchell was not "Pam" as we knew her for the past few weeks. The Pam we knew was vivacious and loving and the life of the party! Her girls actually asked the pastor to announce that she'd gotten mixed up in some prescription meds which had really caused her apathy and intense periods of sleep. They want the people who attend the funeral to know that THEY know that their mom would never do what she did if she were acting as "herself". And I totally agree!! She was just not the Pam we all knew, and the medicine was the culprit! And I happen to KNOW that this HAD to be the case, because her children meant EVERYTHING to her. If you are questioning some medications you are taking, please consider your family and see your doctor! Many of these medications are meant to be WEANED from and we are not skilled to know how to take these matters into our own hands. And some are not meant to be mixed! Be careful! I know the girls would want me to use their mom's death to call attention to a serious problem and warn others. They are such strong girls. We spent a good deal of the day together today, and although they have anger, they are similiarly heartbroken. With the holidays, graduation, from college and high school, weddings, and births, all on the forefront, I pray that they can find forgiveness in their hearts and peace in the situation. Also, that they will take comfort in knowing their mom loved them more than ANYTHING else. And she is the reason they have become the admirable young women they are. Please continue to lift them up, as well as their dad, Jay, their aunt Nicole (only remaining sibling) and all the very close friends and co-workers Pam had. I am here to tell you... that woman was LOVED!!