When you take a flower in
your hand and really look
at it, it’s your world for the
moment. I want to give that
world to someone else.
We have found ourselves photographing lots of flowers this first month of summer. When I saw Harmony Art Moms blog on Georgia O Keeffe ( http://harmonyartmom.blogspot.com:80/2008/06/georgia-okeeffe-flowers-and-so-much.html ) it was as if a light bulb went off. My kids are drawing , painting and taking photos of flowers. A perfect time to study Georgia! Please check out Harmony Art Moms blog.
Who is Georgia O Keeffe?
We will spend some time learning about who Georgia was, her art, her poetry , her environments.
We will be "doing" some Georgia O Keeffe style projects.
Tissue Paper Flowers
We really had so much fun doing this. It was easy and the results beautiful every time.
Step One ( let dry for at least 24 hours)
Photos by my 11yod
Step Two ( we used oil chalks )
“Each shell was a beautiful world in
itself . . . I have always enjoyed painting
them—and even now, living in the
desert, the sea comes back to me when
I hold one to my ear.” Georgia OKeeffe
Images of Shell Paintings by Georgia OKeeffe
"Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished." Georgia OKeeffe
Ideas across the learning scope
Images below from http://www.tragsnart.co.uk/arthub/okeeffe/okeeffe.htm
"Fill a space in a beautiful way" ~ Georgia O'Keeffe