Taratories Blog

Au Revoir!

For my homeschool art class today we were learning about Norman Rockwell and I decided to let the students turn one of his famous paintings called "Freedom from Want" into a fun collage.  They were able to include their own face in the collage and redesign the painting as they wished.  They made their own custom background and Thanksgiving feast using magazine and grocery ad cutouts.  These pieces definitely reflected their personalities!  Notice the placement of their heads and choices of foods, etc.  They had a lot of fun with this and I enjoyed watching them be silly with this project!  

This year I will not be here for Thanksgiving.  In fact I will be leaving the country tomorrow as I head off for a 10 day adventure in France!  I am going to Paris for a couple of days and then joining others out in the french countryside to do mission work there for a week.  Getting the opportunity to step out from my everyday life here at home and break out of the norm for a little bit is beyond thrilling for me.  16 years ago I went to Paris on my honeymoon and it was an incredible experience!!  

 Our view of the eiffel tower right around the corner from where we stayed at the Hotel Amelie.

Our view of the eiffel tower right around the corner from where we stayed at the Hotel Amelie.

Alongside working with the missionaries in France and I am hoping that I get lots of inspiration from this trip to infuse into my art.  I don't see how this wouldn't be accomplished in a place like France... such history and beauty before you everywhere you turn.  

 Street artists in my favorite place in Paris... Montmartre!

Street artists in my favorite place in Paris... Montmartre!

Besides leaving my husband and four children, I am also leaving a room full of wooden diamonds that have been made for our winter set.  I can't wait to see all of them put together to make the snowflakes when I return from my trip!!!  Later blog posts will reveal all of our hard work that went into these sets, so stay tuned.  

Mais pour l'instant au revoir (but for now goodbye)!!!