For Letter G of The Cursive Project, Trevor chose to make a goose. While I don't hate them the way I hate eels, I have had a distinctly negative opinion of geese since our 4th anniversary, when I was bitten by a goose at an otherwise very nice B&B. We'd just checked in minutes before and the owner was showing us around. A goose came running straight at me and bit a chunk out of my leg. We did get first aid, upgrades, and a free future stay out of it, but my negative opinion of geese remains.
Except Canada Geese. They seem perfectly pleasant.
After he did his Letter G cursive page, Trevor and I gathered our materials: cardstock (blue for the background, black and white for the goose), scissors, crayons, chalk, and adhesive.
We began by looking carefully at a lot of photos of Canada Geese. Then we each sketched our basic pattern on scratch paper: a oval for the body, a pointy oval wing, a long neck with a rounded head and straight beak, a white band around the head, and a pointy set of tail feathers. We cut our our patterns, made adjustments, then cut the pieces out of cardstock. We used crayons to create feathers on the wings and tail, then glued the goose parts to the paper. We used grey and blue chalks to add ripples and movement to the water. Finally, we added a black eye.
Here's Trevor's goose:
This is mine:
On to Letter H!