Saturday, November 5, 2016

Art Challenge : School/Halloween


Oh Ariane, what an Art Challenge theme! Being a very shy little girl every day at kindergarten was a bit like scary Halloween! 


My kindergarten teacher wrote on my report card 
"Carole is a sweet little girl. I'm sure she would enjoy kindergarten more if she would come out from under the table". 

This photo shows my classmates and me with our teacher, Mrs. Holland. 
I'm the second on the left in the second row standing between Jeff and the Baird twins. 

Join me in skipping over to our creative Ariane's blog Rose



19 comments:

  1. oh my goodness
    that is something to feel that entire school year felt like Halloween!
    So interesting what your teacher wrote as well. Shyness really is an interesting experience. I was very shy for a good chunk of my life.

    Do you still consider yourself shy?

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    1. I came out of my shell after I graduated from school and a few years into the workforce. People who have known me as an adult are shocked when I tell them just how shy I was as a kid.

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  2. oh carole, I was a very shy little girl too! fortunately I had a very kind teacher in primary school!!
    love your picture very much! I had one too, but I didn't found it for this ac - what a pity!
    :-) mano
    my dictionary tells me that chuckchafers are may beetles, may bugs - on german maikäfer!

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    1. Chuckchafers are may bugs! I'll try to remember that the next time we play Trivia games. xo

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  3. aw, carole!!! that little girl really looks like you!!
    how sweet is that. were you? sitting under tables?
    clever you already at that age. what better place, if you ask me.
    aw, i miss ya.
    X n♥

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    1. Sitting under tables may be why I'm so observant now. It is also why I always look for the most uncomfortable person in a room and try to make them feel comfortable. xo

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  4. hello sweet little you!
    love the image, but boy must that been hard

    xx

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  5. Yes, Patrice, I don't remember much about it though. Thankfully! xo

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  6. That is so cute image! ps. Those days in Finland it has been a virtue to be shy; that meant one is kind and sweet and a good girl.. Even nowadays it is absolutely ok to be together and not say a word over here:) Leena

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    1. Thanks Leena. Shy and quiet still isn't widely accepted here. Extroverts and go getters are preferred. Ugh.

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  7. Cute, cute, cute Carole! What a great memory from childhood is this. Wow, when you were hiding under the table, I was living in downtown Vancouver, doing 3 jobs (delivering The Vancouver Sun newspaper every day after school [to the Orpheum Theatre for one], dog walking two dogs I loved, on the weekends, and on Saturday mornings, dusting for a neighbour lady. I was 10-11 yrs. at the time. What a difference a few years can make hey? N,x

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    1. Wow, Norma that was a lot for an 11 yr old to be doing in the 60s! A few years surely does make a difference. I was babysitting at 12 and had working after school at 15 for a neighbour. xo C

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    2. I forgot to say that I am very proud of you for overcoming that shyness. It's tough for a kid. And as a sensitive soul, I think that it bears well in your artistic temperament. We have to grow a bit of a shell to survive this world. Well, about working children (hee-hee), I think this shows that in our generation we had a strong work ethic. In my case the dusting was really just to keep this lady company; and the dogs I walked was really just play-dates; the real work was delivering the newspapers, but the reward was getting paid so I could go to see a movie each and every Saturday. *hugs* N,x

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  8. Dear Carole,
    sweet little girl you are! I've identified you directly :)
    I was a shy girl, too. And, sometimes I am still shy (behind the loud laughter).
    What a nice picture of you with your classmates and Mrs. Holland! Is there a reason for the '56' or is it because it is 'only' beautiful?

    Thanks for sharing, Dear!
    Love,
    Ariane. Rose.

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    1. Thanks, Ariane. 56 was the year I was born in but it also looked beautiful behind the photo. xo Carole

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  9. sweet photograph, carol. sometimes its nice to just sit under the table.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I find I'm sitting under the table again…..this time with grandkids eating snacks!

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  10. Dear Carole, this made me smile and teary at the same time. I'm imagening you sitting under this table. And seeing me, joing you. Let us share some cookies under there and make fun of the world.

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    1. Awww Annton, that's sweet of you. If you ever get a chance come over and we can sit under the table with the grandkids. It's much more fun with their giggles! xo

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