It’s been -30 degrees lately…bitter cold. It takes resolve to think about spring time…plants pushing out from the earth…birds nesting…Being Green!
“From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.”
up into the silence the green…
up into the silence the green
silence with a white earth in it
you will(kiss me)go
out into the morning the young
morning with a warm world in it
(kiss me)you will go
on into the sunlight the fine
sunlight with a firm day in it
you will go(kiss me
down into your memory and
a memory and memory
i)kiss me,(will go)
e. e. cummings
Echoing Green by William Blake!
With grade twos, IT’S EASY BEING GREEN! Imagine! Grade twos paint Celtic crosses and a four-leaf clover, as they contemplate March!
1. Begin with dots in chalk on the edges of your picture plane!
2. Reach for these dots, so that your cross/shamrock is large and fills the space. There are NO MISTAKES…just rub a little with your hand and make your changes with chalk again. (If you draw with just a little pressure, the lines are easier to change….just get darker and darker as you change your minds.)
3. All sorts of green paints…remember, two hands on the bucket! Dip! Wipe! Stroke!
4. Paint in your Celtic Cross solid, one colour! Outline your four-leaf clover and then fill it in with a new colour. Remember! Walk-don’t-run to the paint center.
5. Now, time to decorate. Think of different shapes that you can use to decorate. Reminder? How is that you can tell when paint is dry? RIGHT! It’s lighter in colour.
MAGIC! Green Magic!