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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer at Camp 61

Summer began Monday; I dropped Laura and Charlotte for an afternoon at the Art Academy.  Charlotte lives down the street, and down the first hill.  That’s great, until you ride the bike home.

Laura spent a lot of Cousin Camp last year at the Art Academy.  She had Charlotte primed, and they are only ten years old, so all they needed from a grandma in the front seat was gas to drive the car. 

I went in to drop off a pack of parental releases and found my two deep in the throng around the table.  The theme is circles, and the project is a coiled basket. 

Here’s Laura’s.  We may never see Charlotte’s finished basket, which may be big enough to hold her baby sister, if she gets all the rope covered.

I was early today, and greeted by this picture. Another circles project, no doubt.  As I was getting the shot, a little fellow leaned into the frame and back out, just as quickly.

“Oh, you’re taking pictures,” he said.

“Just this one.  I like the picture.”

“Thank you.  It’s mine.”

I was done, and he leaned over and took it back inside; it was dry.  What an observant and polite young man.  May he live long and prosper.

13 comments:

  1. what a great picture!! hi! i am a new follower :)

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  2. I enjoy seeing work done by youngsters. The basket has a lot of bright colors and fun designs. I'd hang that sun painting on my wall and love it.

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  3. That reminds me of Bible Camp back in the 50's. We made stuff out of braided plastic strips called Gimp.

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  4. Great post...I remember the gimp, too!

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  5. That's a really good painting of the sun, I especially like the sunnies :-).

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  6. That is a great picture, and sounds like a good kid who did it.

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  7. Nice to see kids being involved with something that does not involve a computer game.

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  8. That's a great way to spend an afternoon or three.
    I like the sunnies on the sun.

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  9. been doing craft projects with my grandgirl last week. took her home yesterday, fetched the next one and away we go for another week of craft projects.

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  10. This lovely young man will remember these moments the rest of his life--a complete stranger taking a picture of HIS drawing! What an inspiration you now are to this future creativity and his self worth. He is a published artist!

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  11. It always does my heart good so see children who are polite and well-behaved. There's hope for the future. I love those baskets! I can so see Toby or maybe one of the denizens of your closet curled up in one!

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