Feathers & Watercolor

We owe the following works to the inspiration of our two lovebirds "Feifei" and "Fifi." After observations of the birds, each student chose to interpret a bird of their own choice in a different setting: Bryce painted his bird from the back view, Elise's bird has a flower in his beak, and Annie's bird perches in front of a full moon. Each student also acquired skills in choosing, measuring and cutting mats for their watercolor paintings. 

The following poem, by Emily Dickinson, is a fitting complement to the work: 

“Hope” is the Thing with Feathers - (314)

by Emily Dickinson


“Hope” is the thing with feathers -



That perches in the soul -

Bryce, age 9


And sings the tune without the words-   And never stops - at all -

Elise, age 7


And sweetest  - in the Gale

- is heard-


                                                                                                                        Jojo, age 12


And sore must be the storm -

                                                                                                                           Silas, age 10


That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm

Helena, age 8


I’ve heard it in the chillest land -And on the strangest Sea -

Eli, age 10


Yet - never - in Extremity,    It asked a crumb - of me.

                                                                                                                 Annie, age 12