Monday, February 21, 2011

Going, going, going....

It's that time of year: the spring fundraiser at Nettelhorst. This year we have a raffle (you can win $10,000! so please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a ticket or ten), a gala in downtown Chicago and an online auction. Check it out to bid on everything from jewelry to electronics to sports and entertainment tickets. 

This year my contribution is once again a Raspberrykidz gift certificate. However, I also wanted to do something more. My daughter's first grade teacher, Ms. Lennard, helped me out by having all the kids draw what they thought represented First Grade, inside the classroom and out on the playground. They came up with some great interpretations! I then incorporated them to create two pieces: First Grade: INSIDE and First Grade: OUTSIDE. Each piece is matted to fit a standard 11x14 inch size frame, and every student's artwork is represented in one or both of the pictures. Some of the elements are raised up a bit, lending a 3- quality to the scene as well.

Below, you can see both pieces, along with a few of the original drawings from the students. See if you can find where they are used in the larger piece....

If you would like to order a Raspberry inspired by your child's doodles, please contact me, or better yet, bid on the gift certificate in the auction!

1 comment:

  1. These are the COOLEST!! Thank you, Rachel, for putting these fabulous pieces together!