The first thing you see is a wire face that was made from a contour drawing. I love contour drawings: no looking down at the paper, do not remove your hand from the paper, and keep on drawing. You always get something quite interesting. The next mask is made from a paper plate. The kids in her class did some really great ones she said.
This face was done with colored pencils on black tar paper...the kind that you put on roofs or siding. She didn't like the was it was turning out UNTIL she decided to tear it up and throw it away! THEN...it looked great! Never give up!
And a close-up of the details on the dog's chest. Some of these kids are REALLY talented! Of course, they have a GREAT teacher too!
And another. Check out the details (below) and how this student decided to incorporate "dogs" into the collage OF a dog! Pretty darned creative.
This project was a collage on a take-out container. They had to do something that represented something about them personally.
These are aluminum foil people that they use to pose any way they want and by doing so, learn how to represent different parts of the body.
And these, finally, are some of Peggy's own works. She loves to work in a Fauvist style. Bright colors, colored pencils, and pastels are her favorite I think. The one clipped to the easel is one that she is working on for her son of Hawaii---that is where he lives.
Peggy and I go back a long way. I was invited to be at the birth of her daughter, Brooke, and video tape the event for them. I was honored to be there for them and have a special connection to Brooke ever since that time. She has graduated from UC Davis now and will go on to become a dentist. She is engaged to the most wonderful man and they will be married next June. I can't wait to be at her wedding. They were at both my daughters' weddings and it just wouldn't have been the same without them there.
Peggy's husband, Steve, was my woodshop teacher at Adult Education. He taught me lots and I made the most wonderful items in his classes. I got straight A's in his class! He also was there for me when I needed help with Math when I was attending college. He is a brilliant man, a good friend, and also a wonderful teacher. And, he introduced me to his wife Peggy. For that I will be eternally grateful. She's my confidant, an ear when I need to talk, a fellow artist, and always forgiving. You can't ask for a better person to call a friend. Peggy: I love you! Let's chat!!