Thursday, July 3, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: Name Imagery

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Today is my artist's birthday! With the summer break, I haven't got anything new to show, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to share a piece she did at a co-op class several years ago.

We had an art class with projects based on the Geography Through Art book that I love so much. One week we discussed western Europe - mainly Great Britain - during the middle ages. We talked about how common folks were not often able to read, so owners of shops or inns would make their signs with pictures that showed the type of goods or services they offered or indicating the family name or name of the inn. In preparation for the class, we had asked each of the students to find out what their own name(s) meant and any story behind the reason their parents chose the name. Then we had them paint a small wooden plaque with a picture representing at least one of their names.

This is Kennady's - can you guess her full name or the reason we choose it?

Her name is Kennady Anne. It sounds very similar to the French pronunciation "Canadien" and the Montreal Canadiens are her daddy's favorite hockey team, so she painted their logo on her sign. 
Yes, we named her for a hockey team! And in a slightly roundabout way, for our home country. We had the name picked out for a little girl long before she was born, but I must admit that I desperately hoped she would arrive on July 1st - Canada Day! How perfect would that have been?

Happy Birthday to my artist! Happy (belated) Canada Day! And Happy Independence Day!

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