Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator - January Challenge: Doorways

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Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly blog hop is co-hosted by A Glimpse of Our LifeHomeschool Coffee Break, and Every Bed of Roses. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges! 
January's Art Challenge: Doorways
The hosts of the Virtual Refrigerator are giving a themed challenge to each other and to our readers each month. For January, the theme is Doorways. Many of us know that the first month on the calendar was named for a mythical Roman god named Janus, but I didn't know that his name comes from the Latin word (ianua) meaning 'door' - since January is the door to the year. Can you find a way to feature doors or doorways in your student's art this month? Share your doorway themed art here! Please continue to share any art posts on our Virtual Fridge as well - we love seeing all of them!

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ~Helen Keller

Since we have been on a holiday break from homeschooling, I haven't given my artist any specific art assignments, but I let her know what the theme would be for the month, so we'll see if she can incorporate it as we go along. In the meantime, I'm going to pull a few items from the archives that feature doorways.

These two charcoal drawings are from Spencer's art course a few years ago. I remember that the assignment for the first one was to draw something that featured rhythm.

Kennady did this art marker drawing last year.

I'd also like to feature a couple of the Christmas-theme posts from our December challenge. Since I waited until after Christmas to select one, I picked a couple that didn't necessarily have to use Christmas images. I loved the cute igloo made from sugar cubes and icing, featured at Mother's Messy Madness and the DIY window gel clings at The Science Kiddo.

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Jennifer said...

All of those drawings have such depth to them; they both did a great job. Happy New Year with much happiness through the doorways!

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