This is my last day here on Dominica. I don't know if I ever will make it back here again, and saying goodbye to my charmed Caribbean life has been bittersweet. Little did I know when I started my Peace Corps service how much this island and its people would change me, and how much of my heart I would leave here. Goodbye Dominca, you will always have a big place in my heart and I will never forget you.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Here are a few of the art projects I have completed this year with the children at St. Luke's Primary School....
|Painted rocks for the gift shop...|
|"Beautiful OOPs" drawings....|
|Printing with leaves we gathered....|
|kinders paper plate butterflies|
|drawn and painted sea turtles...|
|and a collaboratively collaged flower...|
Sunday, February 8, 2015
|Here is the completed map with postcards (so far)|
|My home state of Alaska is well represented, with cards from Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Port Alexander and Gustavus...|
|the East Coast has cards from Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York|
|the West Coast is well represented, with cards from Washington, Oregon, California, Mexico, and then inland-- Arizona, Idaho and Montana|
|2 cards the St. Luke students painted to send .....|
|and a few West & Midwest states : Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri,|
|a 3rd grader drew and colored this card...|
|We even received several cards from other countries, including : Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Greece and Sweden|
Monday, February 2, 2015
|Carnival masks!!!! but before the ties are attached..so holding them up...|
And we are making carnival masks ! to see the carnival masks we made last year go HERE. Last year's masks were created entirely of paper--this year we are using colored feathers and large amounts of glitter. Wow! I think all children love glitter---and my student's at St. Luke's Primary are no exception.
For the 3rd - 6th graders, I created a mask template which they traced onto nice astrobright paper, then cut the mask base out. Then they glued colored feathers around the top edge, and then sequins (more bling!) around the eyes---and at the end adding glitter.
They were all very pleased with how these quick simple masks looked when finished!
And at St Luke's Primary we were blessed to have a young girl compete for the honor of being designated 2015 Carnival Princess---and she won! she worked very hard to perfect her speech, dancing & martial arts talent display and other requiredments, and all the practice paid off! Congrats!