Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel

Only after the project was complete did the lyrics corkscrew into my brain.  "Windmills of Your Mind" was composed by Michel Legrand for the 1968 movie, "The Thomas Crown Affair".  Since then it has been covered by numerous musicians.

This was a very satisfying project, and not just because we played the "Purple People Eater" song while we worked. It included three kinds of prints, drawing and cutting practice, composition, and a chance for each student to squirt a spray bottle in school!

It was a one-eyed, one-horned
Flyin' Purple People Eater
One-eyed, one-horned 
Flyin' Purple People Eater
Sure looked strange to me
One eye

The recent rains have brought down lots of trees weak from the drought or just old and tired.  The bark pieces are filled with mysterious messages.

More nature writing inside bark
Our art project and much of my musing the last couple weeks was inspired by a gorgeous picture book.  Swirl by Swirl :  Spirals in Nature has scratch board illustrations by Beth Krommes.  Find it at your library even if you are a grown-up!

© 2012 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

You've got my mind swirling in mystery and joy!


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