Written on May 11, 2010
Last year I posted about Rama Hughes teaching his grade school art students how to make paper dolls utilizing my style.
That was such an honor in itself… Then Rama invited me to participate in his student-artist pen pal project this year. I happily accepted the invitation.
Every year, Rama has each of his 5th grade students exchange postcards with a working artist. There are some tremendously talented people who participate. It’s really fun to look at all of the postcards. (Rama posts many of them on flickr you should have a look!)
I ended up having two pen pals and both of them made wonderful postcards.
The first card came from Sheyna:
I knew as soon as I saw her card that I would be making a doll inspired by her drawing. So sweet! (You can see the back side as well here)
My postcard to her:
& the second card came from Moshe
Moshe is a fan of reptiles so that inspired my card back to him. I love his colorful snake drawing!
My postcard to Moshe:
My first articulated turtle!
(No front and back views just yet for these as they haven’t been posted to Rama’s flickr stream.)
This project is so wonderful and inspiring. Making art accessible to children is a fantastic thing and participating was so much fun!
I spent many years drawing and making things with my much younger sister and we always had the greatest time (and still do!). This project reminded me of those earlier years and how enjoyable it is to share with young people.
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