Friday, December 21, 2007

Graduation ceremonies can be tedious but today I was watching my daughter receive her first-class honours degree in physics and a university medal for outstanding achievement. Hoem educashun reely werks! - especially when there is lots of play, reading aloud, adventure, conversation and time to just 'be'. (Click on picture to enlarge)

13 comments:

Crayons said...

Wow! I love this image. You have captured the pomp and circumstance of the moment, all with the undecidable playfulness of watercolor. I didn't even notice the humor of the painting until I clicked on it to enlarge it. How different in feel from the series of memory drawings. I'm both envious and inspired. bravo

Julie Oakley said...

Such a wonderful occasion. Congratulations! You're a much better woman than me – I could not envisage doing a good job as a home educator. Though I read a rather funny opinion piece the other day where the writer said that there are so many dysfunctional families now that the schools put all their efforts into providing a safe home for the children and as a result have no time to teach them to read and write. As a result the children have to do loads of homework with all the parents roped in to be teachers! I must say at times it does feel like that with what I must do with Xavier

Claudia said...

A beautiful painting!

Katherine said...

Gosh - you and Julie must be very pleased Mums at the moment - you've both got daughters doing really well educationally. What an achievement for your all!

Alison - Happy Christmas to you and yours

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Lovely painting of such an important event. Graduations are strange affairs with pomp and ceremony but they recognize these gifted children (and older people too) who put in the hard work. Congratulations! A few years ago I graduated at Deakin at the same time as my eldest son so that was fun.
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Penny said...

Have just had time to find this, What a wonderful ceremony and congratulations to all involved. One to keep as a lovely memory.
Happy New Year.

littlemithi said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter :)

Annie said...

Wonderfully witty painting, Alison, and congrats to you for the home schooling and to your dughter for
her honours degree.

Ann said...

Congratulations to your daughter and you! Home education is the best isn't it! It is inspiring to see such a positive outcome from all our hard work :) Thanks for pointing me here.
Great painting too, you have captured the event in such a playful way. I became entranced with your memory paintings and dialog that accompanies them and am so very impressed. I know I will be back to continue reading. This series would make a remarkable book you know.

Jess said...

Hi Alison, I love the expression on her face as she reieves her degree! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog about Pamela Allen, I'll look her up. It's just the inspiration I need :)

:) Silvia said...

Congrats to you and your daughter!!! :), you must be very proud of her :))

Cassie said...

Hello Alison, I'm so happy to have found your site. I've been reading through it for the last hour and just love it. Your work is absolutely beautiful and I'll be sure to return.

A big congratulations to you and your daughter on this very special occasion. :)

Rick said...

I like your work - fun - colorful. I'm not brave enough for water color. My art is a little different.

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