Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Saturday, February 20, 2010

jfk, jelly donuts, and art

by karen #1965 3rd grade teacher this is a donut with a twist...a twist of wire...on one side of the donut, there is a portion of an american flag and JFK saying, "my fellow citizens of the world...ask not what america will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."  then it reads, "freedom is not free...remember the cross? John 3:16."

                                                
On the other side of the painting is a jelly donut with grape jelly..it reads, "on june 23, 1963, JFK said, 'ich bin ein berliner.' or 'i am a jelly donut.'"...you may say,"what the heck?"...here is the urban legend that inspired this painting...i have read the story that JFK made a major german language goof in his famous "ich bin ein berliner" speech in berlin, germany. the story goes that he should have said "ich bin berliner" ("i am a citizen of berlin"), and that "ich bin ein berliner" really means "i am a jelly donut." (a "berliner" is in fact a type of jelly doughnut made in berlin)   


this project requires some metal snips by wiss, some tin that i got from some friends of mine that have an air conditioning company (their junk) and some acrylic paint.some wire and beads and a dowel and hammer to punch a hole.here is a picture of the steel snippers.you can get them at lowe's.
just like this donut painting, i have a fun side, but a serious side also...but i am an......american woman, stay away from me, american woman, mama let me be (lenny kravitz, 1999)....did you know that lenny kravitz is the son of helen willis that was on the 1970s sitcom, the jefferson's? i did...happy february 20, 2010!
p.s.i gave this painting to a democrat politician friend of mind...lol!

2 comments:

  1. Cool. I am a teacher too. Now I do evaluations very part-time with my art business but I have been teaching for 18 yrs. Nice blog:)

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    1. Thanks, we are still working at it! We like to keep up with you too.

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