Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Very Full Tuesday

Whew! Were we busy yesterday. Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach art at Kids' Club. Yesterday we were finishing up our collages. The students have really enjoyed making these, and I started one myself; I couldn't resist. When it's finished I'll post a photo of it.

Below is little Shari, holding her collage.

Vernanza is my "jumping bean." That's what I call him in my head. He is SO full of energy and has so much to say. We argued the merits of the Indiana Jones movie "The Crystal Skull." He refused to believe that it wasn't a good movie. Vernanza wasn't happy with his first attempt at the collage, so he whipped out a completely new one in just an hour! Here he is, hard at work.

Cameron is one awesome dude. He grabbed hold of the idea of collage and just took off! I'm so impressed with him (you'll see his finished collage further down this post). He said he wants to be in the Army when he grows up. I asked, "What if you were a gazillionaire and didn't have to worry about money? Then what would you want to do?" He thought for a moment and then said, "I'd want to OWN the Army!"

Sweet Kaylynn ducked the camera when I came to her table. Several of the girls work so hard...they're very particular about what images and papers they want in their pieces.

Here's Miss Carol helping the boys. Miss Carol's husband, Mr. Mark came last week as a guest artist and showed the kids how to draw. They loved it!

Kayla is one enthusiastic girl. She asked if she could take Art again next block. I was so flattered (but I think it was our guest artist who won her over). Here she is, holding her collage.

Giselle is hilarious. She acts like she doesn't know what to do, but she's really creative. She didn't want me to take her picture, so I offered to be in the picture with her.

Here is Cameron's finished collage. It rocks! He did a city scene, complete with skyscrapers and cars. When I asked him to add more to it, he decided to make it look like an earthquake scene, and set all the buildings on fire. Isn't that cool?!

I dashed from Kids' Club to Canyon High to pick up Hannah, then ran home in time to greet Cheri as she was dropping off Caleb for us to watch for an hour. She had worship practice. Caleb LOVES cell phones. So Lanier let him play with his Iphone.

They were so cute together I just had to get a couple of shots.

THEN, when Caleb's daddy picked him up, I flew to our church to hear "A Night of Discovery" which was a multi-organization presentation of mission opportunities, both local and international. WIM, YWAM, Hopes Ventures International and Perspectives were all represented.

Every person who spoke (Scott Tjernagel, our pastor, is above, and Steve Smith is below, talking about Hope Ventures) did such a great job. I wanted to be part of them all! Our town has such a WEALTH of opportunities...we've just got to get the word out! If you don't already know, WIM is a cause on Facebook. I strongly recommend you add it to your profile; it's updated every week.

Finally, at 9:00pm, I dragged myself home to watch Hannah and Lanier struggle over proofs in geometry. Gag. Hannah and I crashed at 11, and Lanier remained up, working on a new coding program. Today is his 28th birthday, and I plan on taking him to the new sushi restaurant in town while Hannah's at youth group (she hates sushi).

Yes, Tuesday was pretty packed, but it was so much fun. It's so great, doing something you love with people who are excited to participate along with you. It's tiring, but well worth it.

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So coool! I love children and their art! Caleb is a ham. I miss you Halls! Gitanoooooooooooos!!! Thanks for keeping me updated!


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