This winter break my main Christmas gift was a kitty. It was actually a gift for my dad, but since he hates cats, I have been caring for it. We have had it for over a week, but he still has no name. My sister wants to name him Bijou, which is French for trinket or jewel and my dad wants to name him Sushi. Over the break I spent a lot of time either playing with him, feeding him or cleaning him. And though he is quite a bit of work, it’s great to have a new pet in the house.
Today, our class listened to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. It was a jumble of instruments, sounds, and images, and we were told to create whatever abstract images came to mind. It began fairly simple and normal, but as the song went on it seemed to mix several music types together as one. To show this in art, I began with simple black and white shapes in the background and then gradually added color and molded the shapes so that they looked like blobs of paint. I really enjoyed this project, because we were not given a specific task. We just made art.