Sunday, May 29, 2011

Drawing of a guinea pig: Shakespeare

This is a drawing of a guinea pig I made. His name is Shakespeare. I fed him and held him a lot, I also read to him and told him stories. I drew a picture of him. One night mom was in bed she was half asleep when I came into the room, hey Santi she said, hi mama I said back what are you doing tonight? she asked. Shakespeare is out of his cage on the table. I lied. Frantic mom ran out of the room she had to save Shakespeare. She sighed in relief as she figured out that I was tricking her. I played animal games, I like animals and I have one named Shakespeare, he's a guinea pig.

One day I went to the beach in my wet suit on my boogie board and I brought my kite. We made holes in the sand which were supposed to have water inside. I got my red sea bucket, I also got buried under the sand. Everything was covered except for my head, it was sticking out. Suddenly the wave's came rolling in and I almost got swept away. Soon it was time to go. I got everything but then my dad went back to get my kite. I found a broken in half shovel to go with my bucket. I took it home with me to fix it.

When it was time to take Shakespeare back to school I gave him a BIG who's gonna miss me scratch. I was holding him. When I was done holding him I put him back in his cage. My dad put the cage in the trunk of the car. Then he climbed in the car and the rest of us climbed in. We drove to school, we climbed out of the car and opened the trunk and brought his cage in the classroom and sat it down on the cabinet. I told my friends how I took care of him and so I decided to type a story about him and that is what I have just told you.

The End

Changing Perspectives on a Greek boat

I like to think like I am making a film when I draw.
Here is the same boat from two different points of view. The boat passes through two large rocks and then we see it from above as if we were an eagle in the sky. One day I want to make a movie with this.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Louise Nevelson

Here is a sketch I made of what I built for Art Night this year. Our art teacher Miss Bell told the third graders we each needed to make a piece of art in the style of Louise Nevelson.

She was a very famous artist who was born in Russia and lived in New York where she made amazing sculptures called assemblages. That means she liked to find things lying around and put them together. They call this found objects and I decided to try putting them together with my Dad. My very good friend Danny Renner likes found objects and he gave me some pieces of wood and other cool things to use when I asked him to help. I also put some of my shell collection into the old suitcase too.

Here is the piece we made and I like it. It was very exciting for me because I got to wear safety goggles and use a saw for the first time to cut pieces of wood. You have to try to make things fit into the spaces and that gets tricky. I used an old suitcase to build my collage in so you can close it when you take it to school and then open it up so your friends can take a look. It was really fun!