Thursday, August 13, 2009

Little Rugrats!


We went to Luca's Montessori school open house last night. He started attending the school this summer. He goes two mornings each week to break up the monotony of being stuck in the studio all day. I'm SO impressed with the school & just love the spirit of community there. The teacher went on for about 2 hours describing the kids day & year. At one point Antonio looked over at me surprised & asked me if I was going to cry. I was emotional, there is just so much beautiful effort & heart that goes in their first glimpse of learning. We got to meet the fall group of kids & parents. Such excitement & energy. Their class photo is next Friday. Somehow- I imagine them like this little pack of characters. Not to far off from the illustration I've included today.

4 comments:

kristina proffitt said...

Those little animals are so cute, Jill! ;) So glad Luca is going to a great school! Hugs!

Steve Haskamp said...

I enjoyed the story about your son's new school. How great that he is in such a nurturing environment! I've been an admirer your work for a while. Did you once work at Hallmark? I worked there many years ago (quit in 1999).

marites said...

i'm maria! tara, your newish designer, is one of my best friends : ) i'm also a montessori teacher! congratulations on your decision to put your son in a montessori school! clay platte is an amazing school! hope everything goes well for all of you - m

Jill McDonald said...

Hi Steve, I'm a fan of your work too! I did work at Hallmark left in 2004. I remember asking people who had left & made it & your name always came up.