30 January 2016

~playing with fire

torch enameled recycled copper flashing from capital scrap.
played with millefiori , stringers, liquids, and powders. learning a new way to enamel using propane over acetylene. huge learning curve!
these are a gift for a colleague who shares the same birth date as me. crazy. at my small school, two of us were born on groundhog's day. 2 years apart.

i made a chart to record whether i would see my shadow, and the kids voted. they get to take me outside on tuesday and see if their prediction was accurate. they made their choice based on the weather forecast for next week. sweet kids. so much learning going on. fun learning.
did you know a woodchuck and a groundhog are the same animal? we just learned that. more exploration on this animal and its folklore to come.



  1. Will you be wearing a fat woodchuck suit? Big teeth? Paint on whiskers...

    1. lol. wonder where I could get one...the kids are pretty exited. i told them if i don't see my shadow, we can stay out and play. despite that, most of them chose that i would. what?

  2. Hahaha, great idea from Tracy. Oh please do and post a picture! Nice results with your fire play.

    1. lol. No pics. But they loved jumping on my shadow. xoxo


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