PICK OF THIS WEEK - Week # 40
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This work is by Christie Burnes
26 Seeds, A Year to Grow
The December assignment was Counterpoint in composition. The year long
class was drawing to a close. I was feeling a bit sad and nostalgic already. I
found these words which encouraged me and seemed to reflect Reggie’s approach
to teaching and helped me realize I would have the rest of my life to absorb
and incorporate all that I had learned.
" No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence
needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest.
All work that is worth anything is done in faith.”
The words in drawn Roman capitals are simply the plot of the year long course
in a nutshell: 26 seeds planted, cultivated, nurtured, sprouting, growing and
flourishing. To create a counterpoint, the quote by Albert Schweitzer is written in
a delicate italic variation in alternating lines. The 26 letters border top and bottom.
Soft pastel was rubbed into a cotton swab and applied to the paper by
pressing gently and blowing off the excess powder. A few leaves were illuminated
with patent gold to create a bit of sparkle, which was present in every class.
Thank you, Reggie, for having faith in your students and providing enrichment to
draw on for a lifetime. Thanks also to all your former students who allow you to
share their work in video online to inspire and bring joy to all who see.
Class of 2002, Salem, Oregon
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