Sunday, November 21, 2010


Map collage birds
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy
The first grade students at the Zamorano Fine Arts Academy in San Diego, CA
did a project inspired by my Map Birds, aren't they amazing?
You can visit their teacher's blog at this link.
Thanks so much Don! I'm honored.

32 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Margie Oomen said...

those are incredible
grade 1!!!!!!!!!
i think i was only finger painting in grade 1

11/21/2010 9:37 AM  
Blogger Cori Lynn Berg said...

Adorable! Whenever I go visit my niece and nephew we all sit down to make art. And they loveeee quietly peeking over to see what I'm doing. They don't want to be too obvious about copying me.. it's so cute! But i think it's the greatest compliment in the world! ♥

11/21/2010 9:42 AM  
Blogger FeeMail said...

This is amazing! You must be so proud!!

11/21/2010 9:45 AM  
Blogger Pretty Things said...

Those are amazing!

BTW, I showed my husband your birds, and he agreed -- they're meant to be in a grouping behind the bed in our new bedroom!

11/21/2010 10:11 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Thank you for the referral to that blog. It's a valuable resource for teachers who are left on their own with no formal art lessons available in their schools as budgets shrink, but who are seeking out creative ideas for simple fun art projects for their kids.

Also, I am continually impressed at how your cute little birdies are finding their way into so many hearts and minds!

11/21/2010 10:52 AM  
Blogger Briana said...

These are sooooo great. What an honor. Children's art is THE best!

11/21/2010 12:06 PM  
Blogger ariadne said...

Great! So young,too!Children can do miracles! Congrats to the teacher as well!Ariadne from Greece!

11/21/2010 12:33 PM  
Blogger Jacky said...

What wonderful, inspiring work from those children and of course I love your 'map' pieces.

Jacky xox

11/21/2010 1:15 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

They are great!

11/21/2010 1:21 PM  
Blogger Delphine said...

These are really good! It must be moving to see your art being recaptured by young children ^___^

11/21/2010 1:27 PM  
Blogger Alika said...

these kids are really good!
I sooo love your idea with maps! The pictures are wonderful!

11/21/2010 2:24 PM  
Blogger Ana said...

Esta buenisimo!!! Son una belleza esos dibujos, que lindo!!!!

11/21/2010 3:57 PM  
Blogger Christie Martinez Art said...

Wow, great art.

11/21/2010 4:28 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

That is amazing for a 1st grader - and such a fab inspiration point! :)


11/21/2010 6:00 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

First grade??? WOW - that's one talented class. I have to say that I think you've inspired them.

11/21/2010 6:52 PM  
Blogger kathrynclark said...

Amazing work! We have a very similar art program at my daughter's school which we feel SO fortunate to have. A great teacher and school support of the arts makes a world of difference. We even had the Gee's Bend quilters come out to work with the students one year to make a quilt.

11/21/2010 7:30 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

What an incredible compliment. Those kids did awesome work, too. How sweet is that!

11/21/2010 9:33 PM  
Blogger marie-louise said...

So nice!

11/21/2010 10:05 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

That's too cute!

11/21/2010 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Maaike said...

How cool is that! If there ever was a "hommage", this is it!

11/22/2010 12:09 AM  
Blogger Patty Biermans said...

I like the way kids see things different and so unprejudised... Greetings...Peebee

11/22/2010 5:53 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

Wow!thats just amazing!!!!!You must be so proud and happy!

I also want to tell u that ur terrace is so good n inspiring....I m waiting to see all the outcome of the little colourful birds that u started painting....Your talent is getting transferred to ur son daniel...His blog is just amazing!


11/22/2010 7:20 AM  
Blogger dmasse said...

Thanks for sharing the students' work with your readers! They will be thrilled to see it after Thanksgiving break. I look forward to revisiting your work with other grades.
Keep creating and inspiring!

shine brite

11/22/2010 7:37 AM  
Blogger laia said...

qué maravilla!

11/22/2010 8:08 AM  
Blogger barbarabeesblog said...

Just discovered your blog very late though, o.k. and I like it! Kids drawing are always so amazing and special, I think no adult will ever by able to do that - love it.

11/22/2010 10:07 AM  
Blogger cb said...

so in love with these paper cut outs!!! especially love that the cactus are made from maps!!


11/22/2010 10:16 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Burns said...

i love the colors

11/22/2010 10:36 AM  
Blogger Amanda at 32˙North said...

These are adorable! I love seeing what the children "saw" in your pieces.
Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23/2010 8:11 PM  
Blogger Gustavo Aimar said...

Genial, con G de Geninne!
Hermoso posteo...

11/26/2010 5:54 AM  
Blogger lisette said...

Wohh! Beautiful!

11/26/2010 1:27 PM  
Blogger Jo Anne Neely Gomez said...

How wonderful your artwork being used with these impressionable and forming personalities in bringing out their own talents and gifts ... inspiring!

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