In portraiture, I experiment with backgrounds and how to make the person blend in or stand out from his surroundings.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
(Photo taken in the Enchanted Forest at the Children's Museum)
Third Grade Student X, aka Governor, and other students at his table, discuss colors of yarn being used in weavings.
Student X: "Most girls like pink. Mrs. Gordon, do you like pink?"
Mrs. G: "Not really."
Student X: "Why?"
Mrs. G: "I don't know..."
Other students: "You're a girl."
Mrs. G: "Yeah, maybe I don't like it because most people think all girls like pink."
(My striped shirt I am wearing with sweater shrug over it actually has a hint of pink. :) )
Student X: "Do you like... (orange, blue, green, etc.) purple?"
(I mention colors I like to all students at the table.)
Mrs. G: "Somewhat... my husband really likes purple."
Student X: "YOU HAVE A HUSBAND!"
Mrs. G: "Yeah, it's okay. Having a husband is a good thing."
(I'm thinking, as opposed to other standards he may see or know in the world.)
Student X: "I thought you were a teenager."
Mrs. G: "Well, how old do you think I am?"
Student X: "43."
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
(Photo taken at the Children's Museum)
Setting: My Art Classroom at the end of the School Day
Characters: 2 boys in the 3rd grade
Student A: quiet, usually works hard
Student L: interesting, surprisingly informed in some areas for a 3rd grader, hypochondriac (loves visiting the school nurse)
Plot: Apparently Student L felt the need to comment to Student A about his weaving.
Student A: "Don't make fun of my artwork."
Student L: "I'm not making fun of it. It's called art criticism."