Thursday, October 1, 2009

Teacher Down Time


Did you ever wonder what your teacher was doing during their free period?

Well, most of mine actually did work, but I had a watercolor teacher in High School, Mr. Fackrell, who mostly sat at his desk and painted when he wasn't instructing.

On Thursdays I have a very long block of free time (Thursdays are the best for that very reason), and today I sat in on my husband's class, listening to crazed freshmen play bingo, and painted this little barn owl. I've been wanting to for some time, and today I was satisfied.

I painted him on a Strathmore 140 lb. postcard...these things are wonderful. If you paint, I suggest these pre-printed postcards, they are just too convenient. I've posted this little barn owl in my Etsy shop, perfect item to set off October.

On a side note, I also had a science teacher who ate chalk and drank glue...for the shock factor, I think. Did your teachers ever do anything strange? Did your art teachers ever just sit around and be creative?

3 comments:

Jaime said...

Haha, which teacher ate chalk? Very interesting. I remember to pass time I had a teacher in Jr. High who would let us have eraser races... pushing the eraser on the chalk tray as far as we could.

Kotori said...

Teacher ate chalk? Wow...

Love this little barn owl... and you did it in your free time? Amazing...

Scarlett said...

You are so talented! Oh, if only I could paint......

Love the pics at Wheeler Farm. That place is the best!

You watching that new show that "Dharma" is in? Seriously, the resemblence is crazy!