Finished Artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School Students’ Peace Comments

Ing’s Peace Project


Finished Artwork


Malcolm X Shabazz High School Students’ Peace  Comments

Artwork by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Hundreds of Birds I Long to See

 Hundred Birds I see

I bring then into my artwork


Admiring different types

Different shapes

And gorgeous colors


I pick them out

One by one

Multiplying in hundreds

Filling in the page of my artwork

Of Malcolm X Shabazz High School

Students’ Peace Comments


Where are the birds now?

I looked out at my garden

Only to see little sparrows

Eating dried seeds

Which I left on the plants

For the little birds

In the winter time


“Ing come!!!”

John calls

“I see two red cardinals

In the backyard”


Quickly I run to the window

“I see only one on the ground”


“The other is on the tree”

My husband shows it to me


It is exciting

Viewing red cardinals

Which I hardly see


Where are the hundreds of other birds

That I copied into my artwork?


I wish to see them in the flesh

Wherever they are

I love them

Longing to see them someday

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, January 30, 2015

Ing’s Peace Project

 Finished artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School’s Students’ comments, poster 2, on “What does Peace mean to you?”

Organize by Linda Leonard-Nevels (School Library Media Specialist), Malcolm X Shabazz High School, and Ms. Bongiovanni (English IV, 2014-2015) Newark, New Jersey, December 2014

 Finished artwork by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Friday, January 30, 2015

A red cardinal in our backyard Garden

Sparrows were eating Dried Seeds in our backyard garden, Downtown Newark New Jersey

Two sparrows on the butterfly bush tree in our backyard garden

A few days ago I was thinking of working on the artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School students’ Peace comments for my peace project.  In the early afternoon of that same day, my husband called me

“Ing come to see two red cardinals in the garden.”

But I saw one red cardinal on the ground.

Where is the other one?”  I asked

“It is on the tree” My husband replied

I watched one of them eating bread.  Then suddenly they were gone.  I stayed for a while wishing the red cardinals would come back.  But they never came.

 Luckily a few sparrows came to the garden eating dried seeds that I left them on the plants.  I took some pictures and video, after while all the sparrows flew away.

 Loving nature, loving birds, watching them through my bedroom window in a small backyard garden in downtown Newark, NJ inspired me to incorporate bird’ pictures into my artwork.

Thanks to the National Geographic and other websites that posted the pictures of the birds which I never knew or saw before.  If my assumption is right, children in cities probably never see some of these birds that I copied into my artwork.  I hope the students at Malcolm X Shabazz High School and children everywhere will enjoy seeing different types of birds.  Hopefully it will be a challenge for students to find the names and habitats of the birds.

 This may helps students develop an interest in exploring more about nature.  Such an interest can bring concern for conservation, preserving the forests and sanctuaries for birds, bees, butterflies and all animals that inhabit with us on earth.

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, January 30, 2015

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