With my post yesterday about making a design with wet wheels on dry pavement came an email from a blog reader named Kristine. She wrote me a letter and sent two photographs. I've asked for and been granted permission to reproduce both the letter and the photos. First the letter:
After reading your blog today, I had to share the
attached photos! A couple years ago, I got inspired to do some
wheelchair art, and on the last day of school that year, my ESL students
(the beginning level) helped me make it happen. They painted and
repainted my tires, and I rolled around the canvass. After we were
satisfied with the tire designs, they painted the bottoms of their
shoes, and walked around the canvass. It was so much fun!!
We managed to get a lot of paint off my tires after ward, but they
definitely had some color for a long time. (Which, in my opinion, isn't a
bad thing!) I'm still in love with the finished product. The crazy
colours and designs somehow look exactly like my kids and I together in
the classroom every day. :)
As we were finishing up, a 6th grader in a wheelchair came by, and
we invited him in to take a look. His eyes lit up, and he also gasped,
"My mom would KILL me if I did that!!" I told him, "So would mine...."
Just thought you'd enjoy!
Now take a look at the art. Enjoy: