Friday, August 31, 2012


Please come and check out the new mural hanging in the Stone School Library, based on an illustration from Elisa Kleven's book, The Paper Princess Finds Her Way.  The story, and the whole Paper Princess series of books, really captures the free spirit of imagination and possibility, two qualities that makes me think of our students.  Elisa Kleven is one of my very favorite illustrators, and trying to recreate her artwork in acrylic for a couple of weeks this summer was an education!  One of the best things about it was that I learned how to create a mural, and hopefully can make another one with children sometimes.  Special thanks to Elyse Martin, art teacher at Jordan School, for her assistance and direction (teachers teach teachers!).  Here is the work as it was in progress:

Cheers to another great school year at Stone Scholastic Academy!