Revisiting a Little Fall Scarecrow ATC

Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness.
Leo Buscaglia

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Revisiting a Little Fall Scarecrow – 2.5″ x 3.5″  Watercolor & Sharpie ATC

I painted this for a fall challenge in 2010.  It’s an itty bitty ATC.  I just thought it would be fun to post something fallish as we get close to Thanksgiving.  Have a great weekend!

Leo F. Buscaglia (1924 -1998)

Buscaglia was teaching in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California in the late 1960s when one of his students committed suicide. She had been one of the sets of “kind eyeballs” he always looked for in the large auditorium, because her responses showed him that at least one student was hearing what he said, so the news that she killed herself had a great impact on him. [“What are we doing stuffing facts into people and forgetting that they are human beings?”] This incident led him to form a non-credit class titled Love 1A. There were no grades. (How could you potentially fail someone in this class? That wouldn’t be very loving!) The class led to lectures and a manuscript loosely based on what was shared in those weekly classes. The book found a publisher – and an author surprised to find that the simple title LOVE had never previously been claimed, allowing him to say “I have the copyright on LOVE!” Buscaglia said he never taught this class, only facilitated it, adding that he learned as much as anyone.  Much more here.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. afternoonartist
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:05:45

    What a cute little fellow. I don’t know how you can work that small.


    • Beth Parker
      Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:22:19

      Thanks, Jill! It’s fun! Most of my paintings are 5″ x 7″ or smaller. The building portraits are 8″ x 10″ and I need to do some larger ones, but they take soooooo long. 😀


  2. just4crafters
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:38:27

    Very cute painting Beth!!! Perfect for Fall. Love it!!! ~Sophia


  3. Cindy D
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 08:57:20

    Haha, too cute! I love those orange fall trees in the background. However, I fear even the moderate temperatures of Fall are mostly gone because I am cold! 🙂


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