Thursday, October 29, 2009

We did it our way....Bayeux Tapestry

Reading about the Battle of Hastings brought us to learn of the Bayeux Tapestry that we had never encountered before. The Bayeux Tapestry tells the tale of the battle on a linen over 230 feet long and 20 inches high. The entire tapestry is a hand embroidered depiction of the battle. It is amazing, just amazing.

The kids, using three sheets of paper taped together, told their own stories in Bayeux Tapestry style. Dancer's tapestry tells of the day in Branson we went on the Ride The Ducks tour. These pictures are small and hard to see detail, but she drew the duck going into the water, driving on the water and coming back out onto the road.

Spark's tapestry is of him carving his Halloween pumpkin. Again, it is hard to see his work, but besides his main pictures he also put a boarder on the bottom of gargoyles. He got out the paint and mixed up some red/orange to embellishing his background. He really gets into the painting so much of his is background is just one solid finger painted color. He always cleans up after himself when painting so I let him have free reign with the paints.

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