Friday, October 29, 2010

Wet On Wet Painting...Red

What Is Red?

Red is a sunset
Blazy and bright.
Read is a feeling brave
With all your might
Red is a sunburn
Spot on your nose, sometimes red
Is a red, red, rose.
Red squiggles out
When you cut your hand.
Red is a brick and a rubber band.
Read is a hotness
You get inside
When you’re embarrassed
And want to hide.
Firecracker, fire engine
Fire-flicker red---
And when you/re angry
Red runs through your head.
Read is an Indian,
A Valentine heart,
The trimming on
A circus cart.
Red is a lipstick,
Red is a shout,
Red is a signal
That says: ”Watch out!”
Red is a great big
Rubber ball.
Red is the giant-est
Color of all.
Red is a show-off
No doubt about it----
But can you imagine
Living without it?

From the book, Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’Neill

This morning Abigail and Henry had their first experience with wet on wet painting and without a doubt they absolutely loved it, and I have to admit so did I! In true Waldorf fashion we started with just one color and today that was red. After I finished my painting I read the poem "What is Red? from Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill and then we talked about all the Red things we could think of. Everything from juicy red ripe strawberries to autumn leaves and everything we could think of in between!

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