Yesterday I met with a lovely reporter who wanted to discuss the art portion of the Summer Reading Program at the library. I've added a few more images to this canvas since this photo - another frog, paintbrush & pencil (of course) and book complete with it's own bookworm. I loved the theme 'imagine' this year and wanted to create a huge colouring book page and tried to capture all those things that I, as a child, would read and dream of, and play, too. I created my own version of a silly monster (upper left) to honour Maurice Sendak and 'Where the Wild Things Are', the wonky trees are my ode to Dr.Seuss, and I also added a teepee and cowboy hat as the kids will be painting this in July, just in time to celebrate the centennial of the Calgary Stampede. To me the upside down top hat could represent a magician or even the Mad Hatter. And a girl always needs a crown and ballet shoes, or a soccer ball and baseball bat. This project was so much fun and I can't wait to see the kids' reaction to it - I know they'll be excited to paint this one. I hope the theme next year is as much fun.
AIRdirondack Art Project