More song ideas! or planninig Greg's retirement from teaching...
- (Greg you are seeing double on this one on purpose too -- I guess I am
"forgiven" for letting Getty mail consume me for the month of February - I
sure am having FUN now grooving to art)
Dear Art Educators,
I guess I can take a break from my Picasso Polka dance to post this....
Greg, I am wondering what happened to the Intermediate colors? Or do you
like Tertiary? or does it matter? - just so we can have them all? I think
there is a song in using BOTH words (look to the Getty archives - Nov.
2003 - for material for that song ---The "seeds" have been planted - the
flower needs to GROW). Our edible color wheel lesson needs them for the
bigger kids at least. I decided to add links to that lesson first...AND on
my color symbolism page (that one gets a ton of hits).
Once you have all of our colors taken care of....we need shapes - organic
and geometric -- then fill out the FORMS, too.
I am Positive - we need the Negative, too -- and what is the negative? --
can you draw the negative? (A Getty thread is on that one, too - maybe
September?) Now which is the positive?...You just write the song...all of
the elements and principles NEED YOU!.... I guess I am just "Beside Myself"
right now.... I am more asymmetrical, myself, though. I have a FEELING
textures will be a hit, too....OK..Let us know when Volume 4 and Volume 5
are ready - pretty please...AND then there can be Greg Greatest Hits....And
Greg Sings the Elements - and Greg's Colors all in one....and Greg's
Principles all in one....and on and on...and on.....See what you can do to
give us the rest of the elements and principles (I'll send you art heroes,
too)....Middle School teachers around the world will adore you! Because all
of their kiddies coming to them will KNOW them all already -- they will even
be able to dance to them.
High School teachers will do back flips because they won't have to give
another test over elements and principles....and What is your "perpective on
things" (another needed song - just using some simple tools of perspective
Blessings coming your way.....and now the music has stopped so it is time to
work...BUT first I must listen to Madafo again...and tell him a laugh out
loud story....today I will just enjoy being a little "cracked pot" (personal
joke -- but some of you may have received that forwarded email).
Do you have songs running through your head all the time? Just curious? You
must have a blast teaching! Do your kids dance to the songs or act them out?
I can see a whole elementary school choir concert around your music. Do you
make sheet music available?...Sorry for so many questions today.....NO rush
for answers. A "Gold Mine"!
Judy Decker - Ohio
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