In school I was not a fan of geometry. You could have said I was angry at numbers! In fact, my senior year in High School, I took Algebra II. That was 3 years after I took algebra I. You can just imagine how much information I retained in three years. Nill, nadda, none!
I remember sitting in class, totally lost as the teacher taught geometry. He might has well been talking in a foreign language for that matter. (I kind of wish he did, it would have been more fun to listen to.) Thank goodness for Jim, the guy who sat in front of me who was a whiz kid in math. After the teacher stopped his lesson, Jim would turn around and smile and say “You didn’t understand a word of that did you” and I would smile back and shake my head “NOPE”. Then he would patiently explain it to me in terms I could understand. Jim is the ONLY reason that I passed that class with a “C” ish grade and I’ve been grateful ever since and never forgotten that.
Have you ever thought about how shapes, circle, squares, triangles, trapezoids… influence our lives every day? While we might not be finding the circumference of a circle or the mass of something or the degree of an angle, common shapes are all around us and the basis for any drawing and sketch. By combining two circle shapes in different sizes….you can build a snowman!
Do you want to build a snowman? Well, watch this video and see how easy it is to create a mixed media snowman in minutes. Use the idea on a card, gesso board, jar, whatever your imagination has in store for you. Sit back and enjoy. At the end of the video, you can watch more of my favorite snowman tutorials and learn how to make a snowman from polymer clay. He has his own story too!