Young Rembrandts ;)

I came back from vacation to find Jamie all set up to have her class paint Christmas windows downstairs at all the local businesses. Each owner had decided it was a great idea and I thought it was brilliant!!! I only wished I had come dressed to be outside at night (a skirt and sandals)… but the kids were bundled up and they took off with smiles, determined to do well. Now, I’m not sure if you have ever painted windows before but it’s much harder than you think. Paint needs time to dry if you are going to overlap it…and if it’s at night…well…forget it. The kids had to pre-plan, and with Jamie’s guidance, they progressed very well. The last time she and I did Christmas windows we were 17 and we painted for Jack in the Box. It was tough! It’s hard to get tempera paints to look opaque enough to show up and still not crack off! Bradley, Ishika and McKenzie did a mighty fine job working together and it was fun just to watch them having fun. The pizza guys rewarded them with a large cheese pizza and when then owner asked Ishika (our youngest artist) whether she enjoyed the pizza or the painting better…she replied “the painting”…HA! That made my night!

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7 Responses to “Young Rembrandts ;)”

  1. That is so wonderful! what a great project Jamie had for the kids. You have some pretty wonderful shots there too!

  2. They actually make me cry! What a wuss I am!

  3. That is truly magnificent! I especially like the “Happy Birthday Jesus”.
    I have to comment though on your “bundled up”. We had 10 inches of snow yesterday and my poor hubby’s normal 1 hour commute was 5 hours. I was glad to hear the welcoming bark of our doggies as “Daddy” arrived safe and sound. We are looking at round two tomorrow and it is a balmy 19 degrees right now. Bundle UP!!! You California wimps don’t know what “bundle up” is. 😉

  4. Kathy, why doesn’t Patrick take the train? Is it cost prohibitive or does it not come close to his work?

    That’s a long time to be in a car unless you’re on vacation!

  5. It would take him longer to get to work and more moola. It is just under a 30 minute drive to the train station if the traffic is good. Then it is about 1 hr 10 min on the train. And on top of a train fair he would have to pay for a parking pass. So time and money it is better for him to drive. If they ever reopen the train line that runs thru Hopewell Junction – hence the name (used to be a central train connection in town many years ago), it would make sense to take the train.

  6. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve visited all my blogging friends’ blogs. I’m just now catching up on some of your posts. This one is coolisimo!

  7. Thank you yb! It’s never too late to catch up 😉

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