For today’s Throwback Thursday, I have yet another one of my kindergarten projects to showcase. (My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cook, loved to keep us busy with art projects, which is why I think I loved her so much.)
First of all, you’ll notice this is printed on the old school “ditto” paper, which you can tell because of the purple ink (which always smelled so awful to me!). And while it might look like I got lazy with the assignment, that is not the case. We were supposed to paint a green “wash” over the entire page, though I’m not entirely sure why. (It seems to me that if we would have perhaps first colored with a white crayon of a piece of wax, that would’ve made more sense because it would have been like Easter Egg art.) At any rate, it was a very thin, watery paint, and at first, I didn’t use enough. So Mrs. Cook held my hand in hers and dipped my brush in the green water, then helped me paint the entire page.
Of all my works that my Grandma threw out over the years, I have no idea why she felt that this one was a keeper.
Let’s talk: Did your mom ever keep an absolutely stupid piece of work you did? Did you ever have to complete what seemed like a pointless assignment? Did you like the smell of ditto paper?