Wednesday, January 27, 2010
LE: My Wild Thing and I
It's not a surprise that there are Maurice Sendak fans and followers all over the world, particularly of his most popular book, Where the Wild Things Are. One artist made a blog of different interpretations of Sendak's beloved characters at www.terribleyelloweyes.com. The illustrations are absolutely stunning and so creative. I had to get in on the action, at least vicariously through my students! I first read them the story and they roared and stomped along. I then gave a demonstration on how to draw one of the wild things. For the final piece, students had to imagine what they would do if a wild thing were their friend. There are other great pieces in progress so stay tuned!