Saturday 26 July 2008

Kid's art on a cold Saturday afternoon

I have discovered a wonderful children's art blog, Art Projects for Kids, which has the best 'art for artistically challenged parents' instructions! In a new family initiative, (otherwise known as 'mum is feeling guilty that she isn't spending enough quality time with the children' syndrome), I have decided to use this art blog as inspiration on a weekend to spend some creative time with my three munchkins. Today was our inaugural effort. We started off with something simple, using instructions for 'Rousseau Tiger Drawing'. There was much talk along the lines of 'mine is hopeless' ... 'yours is so much better' ... 'this looks weird' ... 'yuck, pass me the eraser quick' etc etc. Followed by philosophical discussion about how there is no one right or perfect way when it comes to art & it's interpretation! Here are the results of a very fun afternoon (& much debating over creative names for each picture):

'Raining Leaves in a Pink Sky'
by Littlest Blossie, age 7

'Jungle Nightscape'
by Boy in the Middle, age 9

'Blue Eyes in the Bushes'
by Eldest Blossie, age 12

And something else that happened while we were out of town ...

I returned to find wonderful mail waiting for me! May Britt & I had arranged a little swap recently. In return for sending her a copy of Australian Homespun, I received these lovelies:
While I assured her I would be happy to receive anything, I did suggest that if she could get her hands on anything Tilda, I would be very, very happy! And so she sent, not one, but multiple pre-printed Tilda stitcheries & possibly the cutest little heart buttons in the world! It was as if my birthday had arrived early, I was so excited. Thank you so much May Britt - I will swap with you anytime!
And the lovely Amanda Brooke also sent me a pattern which I won in her recent giveaway. 
The pattern is newly released by Amanda and is a gorgeous embroidery folder. I especially like the verse she has chosen: 'My garden's alive with butterfly wings, and under the vines the bluebirds sing'.
So no shortage of things to keep me busy this weekend!
ps. Does anyone know of an Australian stockist for Tilda? 
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