Take a Line for a Walk

My brother and Page (Call Me Nana tells about my memories of her) have a very talented granddaughter named Alex.  She is a wonderful photographer and artist and is a grade school art teacher.  Unfortunately she grew up on the other side of the country from us, so I haven’t seen her since she was a little girl.  And now she is married and has an adorable little boy, but still lives in the same area … so still far away.  But this is one of the nice things about Facebook — because of it, I’ve gotten to know Alex and her art and have become a fan.

Well, now Alex has started putting videos on her blog, Sabot Studio, which are geared to children, but I enjoy them too.  And I look forward to introducing DD’s daughters to her videos.  I’m sure they will enjoy them too.

Here is the first one of her videos I watched.  I was just totally charmed, so I wanted to share it with you.

I gave this a shot today and it’s no accident that I’m not showing you how my “walk with a line” turned out.  But even though mine didn’t turn out quite as well (ahem) as Alex’, I enjoyed it.  So I’ll try it again with the girls.

Hope you and any children in your life have fun with it too!  And if you go to her blog, you can see her others.

8 Responses to Take a Line for a Walk

  1. Margaret says:

    That looks like such a great project! I might just give a try someday!

  2. Sandra says:

    Margaret — I hope you will try it. That way I won’t feel like the only adult who thought this was fun. 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    Alex is a beautiful girl with a creative bent (that seems to run in your family). If she’s not a teacher, she may have missed her calling. She would make a wonderful art teacher.

  4. Sandra says:

    Linda — Re. her beauty, Hubby and I think she looks like a beautiful take on my side of the family, kind of like Jean. Re. teaching, I know she sells paintings, does murals on homeowners walls and does professional photography, so I don’t think she teaches. But I have a vague memory that her degree might be in art education. Be sure to visit her blog — there is creativity everywhere. And there are other art lessons — like one of her drawing a pencil portrait of her son, Bodhi. Even the one on doodling is fun to watch. She makes it all look so easy!!

  5. Dave says:

    She is very talented Sandra. I liked her final ‘picture’ after taking a line for a walk.’ – Dave

  6. Sandra says:

    Dave — It strikes me that that is what makes a talented artist — they can make art out of just a line! 🙂

  7. Page Fox says:

    Hi Sandy, As you know Alex is my granddaughter and she is an art teacher in a K-6th grade school. I’ve watched her teach and she is a great teacher. I don’t know how she can manage interesting lessons for all those grades, but she does. Also, her fellow teachers say they don’t want her art program cut even tho funds are very tight.

  8. Sandra says:

    Page — thanks for the info. I’ve revised the post to include that she’s an art teacher and also added in that you are her grandmother. Sorry I didn’t do that originally — I was just focusing on telling the story about her video and not the details that should have been included. Love, Sandy

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