Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sleeping Animals are Still

Welcome to Day 24 of Drawing Into Poems, my daily drawing/seeing/writing study into poetry.  You can read more about this month-long project here on my April 1 post.  Feel free to read the books with me and pull out your own sketchbook and jewelry box full of metaphor too...

Day 24 - Sleeping Kitty
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Students - This sketch was different for me because I mostly tried to follow the shape of the kitty's fur without drawing much of an outline first.  Animals are tricky because they move, but catching Mini sleeping allowed me to concentrate on his face a bit.  Next time, I will try his body too. He is very very furry, and so I'll try to follow the fur.

Last night, I was a guest of Wonderopolis for this month's #WonderChat celebrating poetry and wonder.  Here is the archived chat if you would like to check out the links and ideas shared.

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  1. Amy,
    You sure are making teaching poetry easy. We are working to collect ideas in our Writer's Notebooks. Your sketches are perfect examples for demonstrating ways to think about a poem before we start to write. I think I may share this one with my students tomorrow. I think it will inspire some more entries into student notebooks.

    I'm always interested in the words you put around the sketch as well.

    Thanks, Amy!

  2. Thanks for the Wonderopolis archive link. I will check it out when I can. Love the two reviews you posted on FB. I commented one earlier.
    Janet F.