This is one of the projects my nephew and I worked on today.. both are made over armatures and with sculpey.. he painted his to which he quoted “I love making things from clay but the painting takes so long.. you have to wait for each part to dry before you do the next part..” And then he went on to comment about needing white to lighten the brown.. which I insisted he only need a naples yellow and burnt umber… it turns out I was also right..
Why don’t we teach children things from the start? Why do you teach them the wrong thing and then correct it? It makes no sense to me.. my nephew is bright yet he is being taught the wrong thing.. and this is what counts for a standard education? */ end of rant* I was lucky enough to be taught complcated things young and know that smaller people do understand if you explain things… is it that teachers dont get the time or patience to teach right? I have teacher friends and I understand that they are over worked and often underpaid… It is just a shame to see such great brains being taught false truths and not getting the whole story. * ok now I really am stopping…*
nephews is the one im holding.. he insisted of using some of the 3mm eyes that arrived from the UK on friday… 🙂 I rather like his piece.. as simple as it is he figured out how to move the wires around himself and use the pasta machine and make the base.. 🙂 Yay for him. the green and light greeny yellow piece is a coiled piece of fabric I made the other day after readign the three dimensional embroidery book.. Which has some simple ideas but I love to collect referance books.. so it is staying in my pile along with the recycled one.. “:)