Learning to Draw

O l l O O O l l O l l O O O O l O l l l O l O O    ASCll sequence to encode Cat

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A good day is a new box of crayons.


                    The Ellipse - Spiritual Geometry

                          Messi Montessori Class

Therefore, study to show yourself approved by God. The Messi Montessori credo: "If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."  -- Maria Montessori, MD -- Welcome to Olive Branch Montessori, Church in the City - Beth Abraham, olivebranchdenver.com, Denver, CO. Beginners welcome.

“Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

Basic Steps to Draw a Cat


Step one - Draw 2 circles and join them, block in face area and legs. Draw a tail. 

Step two - define eyes and facial expression. 


Step three - paint socket of the eyes(black), bronze and white for the body. Yellow and orange for the eyes. When painting the body, pretend you are petting the cat with the brush. Paint in the direction the cats fur would go.

Step four - detail wiskers and nails and nose. Paint a stone wall under the cat(black and white).

Lines lead to Geometry

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Save the Honeybee

Mental pictures to inspire memory

I once

I once that young shy girl.

And now I like reminisce.

About the days when I was young

And remember my first kiss.

First Kiss by Evelyn Griss Pittenger

She was a lass of fifteen

He was but one year older

She was, oh, so very shy

He was a bit bolder.

He walked her home that evening.

The stars were shining bright.

And when they reached her doorstep

He gently kissed her goodnight.

Her heart was thumping madly

As he turned and walked away.

That was over sixty years ago

But she remembers to this day.

About the teeth of sharks

by John Ciardi

The thing about a shark is ---teeth.

One row above, one row beneath.

Now take a close look. Do you find it

has another row behind?

Still closer-here, I'll hold your hat.

Has it a third row behind that?

Now look in and...look out! Oh my,

I'll never know now! Well, goodbye.

The lamplighter by Robert Louis Stevenson

My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;

It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by;

For every night at teatime and before you take your seat,

With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,

And  my papa's a banker and as rich as he can be;

But I,  when I am stronger and can choose what I'm to do,

Oh Leerie, I'll go around at night and light the lamps with you !

For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,

And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;

And O! before you hurry by with ladder and with light,

O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him tonight!

As I was going to St. Ives

As I was going to St. Ives

I met a man with seven wives,

Each wife had seven sacks,

Each sack had seven cats,

Each cat had seven kits:

Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,

How many were there going to St. Ives?

The Early Morning by Hilaire Belloc


The moon on the hand, the dawn on the other;

The moon is my sister; the dawn is my brother.

The moon on my left and the dawn on the right.

My brother, good morning; my sister, good night.

Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost


Spades take up leaves

No better than spoons,

And bags full of leaves

Are light as balloons.


I make a great noise

Of rustling all day

Like rabbit and deer

Running away.


But the mountains I raise

Elude my embrace,

Flowing over my arms

And into my face.


I may load and unload

Again and again

Till I fill the whole shed,

And what have I then.


Next to nothing for weight,

And since they grew duller

From contact with earth,

Next to nothing for color.


Next to nothing for use,

But a crop is a crop.

And who's to say where

The harvest shall stop?