I'd mentioned earlier how I wanted to create something artistic from my hike the other day. We've been doing so much staying at home and nesting, that it seemed an appropriate image to begin with. This pastel artwork measures 9" x 12"
My son didn't want a crocheted scarf like I made for his sister, so he opted for me to make him a tie blanket instead.
My sister took off for a couple of months to travel west and while away, took a lot of beautiful photos that inspire me. With her permission, I've used her photo as my reference. This is only the second chalk pastel drawing I've ever done. The first is in the home of my department chair. I began this piece last semester as a sort of working demo. I've been trying to have an artwork ongoing in my classroom that students can see the progress of. We'd started a pastel assignment in my drawing class. When i have time, and students are working independently, I will use five minutes here, ten there, and slowly finish. This one stalled for quite a while as the students' needs of course come before my work. When we were to told we could grab things out of our classrooms prior to a full school closure, I wanted to grab this and finish it, so I can hopefully inspire my students in the same way they inspire me. It's important to me for my students to see me as an active artist. This work is 16"20".
A couple of weeks prior to school being dismissed, an email was sent out to staff by one of our teachers who is in charge of the crochet club. She said they’re planning to go to a senior home to teach the elderly there how to crochet, so students may need volunteers to practice teaching to, prior to the nursing home visit. So, I decided to go and after just a couple of Tuesdays, with the help of a two students and this teacher, I’ve been able to spend my days at home making scarves. One for my daughter, one for my wife, her son, and niece.
I’m saddened to think the trip to teach the elders is postponed as is school for the time being, but know the opportunity will arise again, and I’m getting lots of practice now.😊