In Classical style, to become a successful writer, students learn by first modeling the style of great writers. In the same fashion, to become an accomplished artist, one learns by imitating the works of the masters. Today, we used this technique in our artwork, but by using great storybook illustrators as our models. I chose four books and handed them out to the kids with instructions to choose a picture and copy it as closely as possible.
I'm beginning to think our house is part of the underground railroad for stray cats. Three of our four kitties were strays and the fourth was the first kitten born from a pregnant stray we took in. Here's our most recent rescue, brought inside after mewing pathetically on our front porch all night. We've all fallen in love with her. I'm not sure how old she is, but I'm guessing around 7 or 9 months. We didn't have any success looking for the owner, so we've put a little collar on her and invited her to join the family. Needless to say, she's made herself quite at home. She and I had the house to ourselves for a while this morning. I played with her for a bit while I made my tea, then I left her to her own devices while I worked on the computer. So, what's a poor little kitty to do all by her lonesome?