Thursday, November 09, 2006

Art by ME!
















This is very hard to get a good photo of - but, I guess a picture is worth 1000 words, as the saying goes - so at least you will get an idea, even if a bit blury! Can't use a flash because it is framed behind glass... and you can see a bit of the slider door reflecting too, but in person it really is lovely.

This is one of my very favorite batiks - it measures 26.5 X 23.5 (including the frame). Made by ME, yes ME in 1985 - art class. The assignment was to make a free-form drawing, using any method of our choice, of realistic leaves. I love batik, so that is what I did - even strategically cracked the wax to get veins on some of the leaves... I got a D. Oh well, I love it just the same and one day, when I had scrapped enough money together - I brought it down to a really good frame shop and had it professionally framed. My only regret is that I didn't sign and date it when I made it. And - I dropped out of art because I got D's on every assignment (do you think the teacher just didn't like me?) and it was pulling down my GPA - which is oh ever so important when you are in high school and reviewing colleges. Funny the things I used to worry about...

In anycase, I thought it would be a timely photo to share as the last of the fall leaves are flying through the air and crunching under my feet these days.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet if you had a different teacher it would have been a higher grade. Art is very individalistic. I like it. /paula the_quilter at yahoo dot com

Sandra said...

I really like this - I never got to do batik but I love the hand-made look about it and you did a wonderful job of it.

Sweet P said...

You got a D on that beautiful piece of art? What was the teacher thinking! And how cool that you had it professionally framed. Great job!

Hedgehog said...

Beautiful! What was that teacher thinking?!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Definately not a D. Teachers need to be more open to different styles, don't they?

Screen Door said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... the teacher must have been having a bad day...I like it.

Darcie said...

It IS lovely, Evelyn! So glad that you held onto your Batik...and didn't let that teacher's D discourage you from the beautiful art piece that was born. If only that teacher could see you now!!!

Bonnie said...

Aren't you glad you kept this piece of artwork instead of being discouraged by a teacher's opinion. It is beautiful and deserves to be framed and enjoyed.

Nadine said...

What a shame, having given a D for such a work of art ! It's beautiful and you may be VERY proud of it.
I'm a teacher myself, and when we were at university, one of my teachers told us : "there are no bad students, only bad teachers !",
I never forgot that !

Oh, by the way, little boy is sooo cute, planting the bulbs !

Hugs and smiles,

NADINE.

Simonetta said...

Uaauuu!Very,very beautiful!Great job, I love the autumn fall colors :))))

Pam said...

Sign and date the back. D!!! What was that instructor thinking? Maybe you should send him a link to your blog! That'd show him!