I'm teaching another portrait class this afternoon, then that's me done work wise for the week!
Then it's glad rags on and out on a 'Mums' night out!, then tomorrow after football and swimming (not me, Sonny & Sky!) Chris and I are escaping to Manchester! for a whole weekend to ourselves!!
Sonny's not too pleased about this, he says it's 'Totally' not fair and that we're 'Totally' not thinking about him! and that we're 'ruining his life!!'
So there's a 'Totally' total ban on watching any American teen programme's on Nickelodeon now!
Sonny sleeps with me and Chris every night, he starts in his own bed and then appears as if my magic in between us both by morning snuggled up with a big sleepy smile on his face! and it's been like this since we moved him from cot to bed!!.... this weekend's going to be different!
All have a wonderful weekend, and try not to totally ruin anybodies life... like we are!!
Enjoy the lovely tune by Lenka in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, 'Jump in the Pool'
...year two's class room teaching a self portrait class,
and these are some of the fab results...
All the children had to bring in something to put on for their portraits and had little mirrors to look in to study their faces.
It was really really lovely to do something where the process of creating the art was just as, if not more important than the finished results.... although as you can see, for 6 & 7 year old's we got some cracking results!!
I don't know if I could be a teacher on a full time basis... very tiring!
You have probably come across Okido before, a wonderful kids magazine about art and science. We discovered it this summer and the kids LOVE IT!!
Okido is the brainchild of designer and scientist Sophie Dauvois and illustrator Rachel Ortas who is the creative director. The whole magazine is beautifully illustrated by contemporary artists some of whom are here.
this months issue is about body noises, rumbley tummies with Messy Monster...
how we sing and speak ( the kids loved holding the page up to the light to see the vocal chords!)...
Hiccups, heart beats, coughs....
and of course the odd fart! ( which amuses the kids no end!!)
Check out Okido's site, blog & shop for more info, and at £3.50 a bargain I think!
I'm sooo lucky to live in a place where the views are so stunning, especially with the changing of the seasons. I always wonder if the kids appreciate their surrounding or whether they just take it for granted because they know no different, but I think they do. I caught Skyla just perched on a post looking out at the view... oooooo penny for them.
This weekend we did more kite flying, Lil Sonny & Sky just love it and the weather on Sunday was so perfect, windy and Sunny!
I thought about doing a kite flying screen print, and started looking on Etsy to see if anyone else has illustrated kite flying, especially when I'd been looking at beautiful Chinese kites of giant dragons, gold fish and birds. In my research I came across this gorgeous print...
This gorgeous illustration is by Felicita Sala who lives and works in Rome
See more of Felicita's work at Babouche Rouge shop and blog.