Life and writing, serious and humorous, old and young, past and present: it's all part of the fabric.
I love student art, too. It's wonderful to see what the children see in your stories.
I'll bet the kids had a lot to say about Ruby Holler...I loved that book! Nice drawings!
Comment ne pas aimer ?!... J'ai donner des cours de dessins aux enfants durant de longues années au conservatoire... Ils sont tous des artistes.Gros bisous et bonne fin de semaine.
Those are treasures :) I have some from a 1st grade class that I substituted once. They gave me a really hard time and then were sorry for it.
Art is such a great connection to literature, and students are creative and imagination with plenty of surprises as they illustrate what is important to them.
such talent in our classrooms. such wonderful teachers nurturing and valuing that talent.
Oh yes, oh yes!! And of course, the inspiration of your writing adds so much delight! I feel very lucky that my main profession in life was elementary art teacher, (& I still do present workshops, but now, most often linking children's literature & art. Other main profession: in children's rooms of public libraries) So, yes!
It is wonderful when children are given the chance to respond this way to words and emotions. They need to know how much those responses are valued by the authors, too.
“Maybe we’re here only to say: house, bridge, well, gate, jug, olive-tree, window--at most, pillar, tower--but to say them, remember, oh! to say them in a way that the things themselves never dreamed of so intensely.” --Rilke
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