Wednesday Walk – to the woods

One day a week Miss E comes to me for art, craft and gardening as part of her home education, sometimes we have Little Miss M with us as well.

It is an absolute delight for me to be part of the H.E. team, and to see how Miss E’s confidence and interest in the world is developing since she has been at home.

She loves to enter competitions and saw one in her Wildlife Magazine that required a picture made with natural materials, so off we went to the woods to gather material.
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It is a favourite walk of ours and we always have to pay a visit to the old tree stump that the kids have named ‘the Gruffalo’s toilet’DSC_0640 DSC_0641

They clamber about on this old tree stump and it becomes all sorts of other things – a pirate ship at sea on this visit.

After gathering pine cones, fallen leaves and ferns they set to work. Miss E always knows just what she wants to do from the start, which can lead to frustration when things don’t work out exactly as she had in mind..DSC_0645

But I try to tell her this is all part of the creative process, and often get her to repeat the mantra “it’s not wrong, it’s just not finished!’

She would not let me take any photos of her early attemptsDSC_0648

but was eventually pleased with thisDSC_0651

Then off we all went to a nearby café for a hot chocolate.

The photos were sent in and Miss E was SO delighted when her Squirrel appeared on the magazine’s Facebook page.

Happy days!

Do you have any woodland walks near you?

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16 responses to “Wednesday Walk – to the woods

  1. I’m just guessing but I think Miss E would enjoy building a fairy house. 🙂

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  2. Clever creative girl! Just back from my first visit to an arboretum, lovely walk but foot is killing me. Thank goodness for Earl Grey!

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    • I’ll pass your comment on to Miss E – she will be thrilled!
      Did you enjoy the autumn colours at the Arboretum? I once went to the one at Westonbirt – stunningly vibrantly gorgeous on such a large scale.
      Take care of that foot now – have you tried arnica?

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  3. Children’s imagination is wonderful isn’t it? Thinking about it I don’t really have woods within easy reach here and walking on your own in the more wooded parts of Southampton Common is not to be recommended!

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

    Lovely squirrel 🙂

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  5. I love how you make and leave your artwork in situ. I agree Miss E is having a wonderful (and green) education.

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    • Thank you for your comment – it is so good to know you appreciate these little artworks. I’m a great fan of Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long and Chris Drury – they all create art in the landscape – i like to think others can enjoy these transitory pieces if they happen upon them.

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  6. One of my favourite things in the world is to do a woodland walk! We are lucky to have a few not so far away, Friston Forest being a particular favourite. Miss E looks like she’s enjoying a wonderful education! 😊

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