Friday, August 13, 2010

Laura's Mission Patch


On display now at Johnson Space Center's Rocket Park are various creative works (moonscapes, rocket designs, space program emblems, etc.) from a southern Texan summer camp, sponsored by the University of Houston at Clear Lake Children's Art Program.

I'm always so pleased when JSC sponsors these sorts of attractions, inviting youngsters to learn about space exploration and space science. One particular young lady contacted me to share her mission patch with me, which I just love! She designed one of the few that listed her "Crew members" names around the edges… so realistic!

Laura at Johnson Space Center
Miss Laura at Johnson Space Center

I added 7-year-old Laura's photographs to my Johnson Space Center album in my Picasa galleries, definitely check out the great close-ups! I also interviewed Laura about her experiences:

Heather: What can you tell us about your experiences at camp this summer?
Laura: Our camp theme was "The Art of Space" and it was nice. We did a lot of fun space activities. One time we even painted a picture of the moon. I drew mine with the moon buggy.

The Art of Space
Heather: Tell us about the theme of your mission patch…
Laura: The patch shows the space station, a comet and the space shuttle. There is a big orange star in the background and some names of the people on the space shuttle go around the patch. The names are friends, pets, cousins and some people I met over summer vacation. I used a purple border because it is one of my favorite colors, and the 13 is the shuttle number.

Mission Patch
Heather: Are you an artist all the time, or was this just a summer camp assignment for you?
Laura: Art is one of my favorite hobbies that I do because I think it is a good way to express your feelings.

Wonderful! I hope you will continue to express yourself through your beautiful artistic creations, and thank you so much for being willing to share with my readers. Folks, if you are touristing around Houston this summer, be sure to go see these displays around the Saturn V rocket!