Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a sixth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests.
I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.
Kirsti Call is one of the collaborators today. If you follow the series you probably recognize her name. She has collaborated with her other four children in previous episodes. It has been delightful to feature this talented family as part of this series. Below I will have links to the other episodes featuring the Call Family.
Today it is my pleasure to share a creative collaboration from . . .
Kirsti Call and her 14 year-old son, James
James’s Movie: Clouds
Artist Statement: The ever changing nature of clouds makes me think of how life gives us a fresh start every moment of every day.
A photo of the collaborators.
Many thanks to James and Kirsti for sharing their talents with us today.
Meet James: James Call is a 14 year old boy who loves drumming, singing, and making movies. You can follow him on YouTube, here. Or Instagram, here. He’s currently rehearsing for his role as Reverend Shaw in FOOTLOOSE for the local middle school.
Meet Kirsti: Kirsti Call is a homeschooling mom of five. Her debut picture book, The Raindrop Who Couldn’t Fall, came out December 2013. Her family band, Calling Out, plays songs written by her children. She contributes to Writer’s Rumpus, Kids are Writers and Institute of Children’s Literature. If you visit her house, you’ll likely find her reading or writing. You can find out more about her at www.kirsticall.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
See all the Call Family Collaborations: