I truly hope that Lori C.’s exemplary efforts in her art class were rewarded with a commensurate grade for her little trinket box – unlike my experience in art, where I was one day working on the best painting I had ever done when the teacher came over and swiped a swath of watercolor over the entire sheet of paper, from top to bottom, telling me, “Now it is more artistic.” Artistic – shmartistic, that jerk ruined my painting!
Anyway, no indications here that Lori’s teacher tried to tell her how to do anything but use her imagination. This rich chocolate-brown box with the pretty pink lid is covered with tiny circles and hash marks that give it detail and texture.
The lid features a flattened ball on top so you can easily lift it off, and there’s a tiny star imprinted in the ball along with more circles and hashmarks.
The pink from the lid is also used inside the box – it is almost a very soft coral color.
The box itself measures about 4 x 4 x 5, and is made from the slab method – flat panels joined together. You can see a bit of the joinery on the bottom panel.
And yes, the box itself is a bit off-square, but hey, cut Lori a break, will ya? This is elementary school, not the Masonic Lodge.
Also, note to art teachers: DO NOT try to “improve” your students’ work by smearing it with your own artistic vision. That sort of thing sticks with them for years. Decades, even. Best to just let the kid art happen as it will, and create your art on your own time. K-thx.
I am sharing this sweet project for Pink Saturday. Many more delightfully pink posts at Beverly’s lovely blog, How Sweet the Sound.