Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | November 21, 2010

Outside-white; Inside-color

It snowed a lot this week–maybe more than 18 inches. There’s a lot of white outside, but not inside the school. Bonnie’s K-1 class has been “coloring up” the halls with their artwork.

Watercolor salmon

Salmon close up

Fall leaves: Oil pastels and watercolor

Pumpkins: Oil Pastels

Kindergarten artist

Fancy Skulls: Oil Pastels & Glue

Color Mixing Snakes: Tempera

Self-portraits: Watercolor and Black Marker

“The craving for colour is a natural necessity just as the need for water and fire.” — Frenand Leger, “On Monumentality and Color”, 1943.  Extra special thanks for all the inspiration to my artist friends: Martha, Spence and Carrie!
A follow up to last week’s post: The musher and snowmachiner made it home just fine–the trail was much smoother with the new snow. After they got out of town a ways and untied the dog sled from the snowgo, there was more space between the two travelers. Enough space that three wolves ran across the trail between them.

It seems like there is always something unexpected happening. Thursday about 8:00 pm we had a knock at the door. There stood a former student with a pizza delivery box. He’d snowmachined over with a Chicago-style, thick crust pizza for us. Homemade. With all the toppings you could ask for. Delicious. Thoughtful. Colorful.

Thanks George! *

* Steve Chinn: Recognize anyone?



  1. And colorful halls you do have. This is a day when we can enjoy our inside color and warmth as it has been snowing since 7:30 this a.m. Out side is beautiful; so is the fireplace. This year we have Christmas b/4 Thanksgiving. Lucky us.

  2. Thanks for sharing the artwork. I’m inspired!
    The pizza looked delicious, too.

  3. talented kids! They are so lucky to have you as teachers

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