Category Archives: children’s art

Seed

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growing and playing

burning curiosity

revealing secrets

 

 

One of the things I love doing most with my grandchildren is sowing seeds and sharing in their wonder as they see the seedlings appear. The top right picture is of some double sided sellotape laid on paper for sticking collage material on. Click any photo to see it larger.

Our Photo Challenge prompt this week = SEED

Cathy and I have put together a list for the year, you can see all the prompts here.

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge prompts = SECRET and BURN.

Join us in the Photo Challenge and add a link in the comments below.

Happy Snapping!

 

Seahorse Giveaway: The Results

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I’m sure you have all been on tenterhooks! Ha!

The winners for the Seahorse Giveaway were drawn on 11:11, sorry to have taken this long to let you know.

I wrote a list of the entrants and gave each one a number

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and put them in a little pottery cupcake

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painted by Little Miss M

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Then Miss E, Master R and Little Miss M each picked a number.dsc_0081

They immediately wanted to know who had won, but I had left the list at home.

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Miss E thought there ought to be a prize for the best idea too. They are away at the moment, when they return I’ll ask them to choose what they think are the best ideas and let you know.

So

Drum Roll please!

and a swim past by the shoal (herd?) of Seahorses …………….

Number 3: 10000hoursleft

Number 8: JPeters from Onto My Next 40 years

Number 13: Judy of Edwina’s Episodes

And for the new Followers, only one entry

The Peelings

CONGRATULATIONS!

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And Cathy of Nanacathy, had a cunning plan – she suggested we swap a Tinsel Owl for a Seahorse

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then this happened!

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Hmmm! I’ll have to watch that owl!

I decided 2 seahorses should swim their way ‘up North’ as a swap, and so after a final farewell hug they are now on their waydsc_0003

thank you Cathy for suggesting such a lovely way to exchange handmade gifts.

A huge Thank You to everyone who took part in the Giveaway and contributed so many creative ideas – I love co-creating things so much and hope to put the ideas to good use over the coming months.

It has been fun!

If you are one of the winners please go the the ‘Contact Me’ Page at the top and let me know colour and yarn preference and your postal address and I will be delighted to send the 4 seahorses on their merry way.

For anyone wanting to make a seahorse, the pattern is now available on Ravelry and Etsy.

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along.

 

Monster

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monsters creep
deep from our psyche
hearts racing

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Ronovan’s prompts: Creep and Race

Photo Challenge Prompt: Monster

Pictures drawn on the ferry ride back from Brownsea Island last week. All drawn by Little Miss M, aged 4, apart from the one top left, by Master R aged 7.

To join in with the Photo Challenge or the Phaiku Challenge which combines the two challenges, please leave a link in the comments.

Next week’s Photo prompt

HUNT

Artist at work

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Little Miss M (age 4) spent the afternoon with Granny.

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We had a heavenly time.

The sunset tonight seemed to take its inspiration from  her painting.

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I played around with painting on tin foil.

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Well why not!

 

Photo Challenge Round-Up: Zest

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This painting shrieks ZEST to me!

paint squirted

happy shouts of glee

create art

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Jane at Rainbow Junkie……. …………… ……St. Clements

Cathy at Nanacathy…….. ……. ……….. …….Search

💜 me at Wild Daffodil……… ……… ……….   Degree

💜 Denis at Haiku Hound…….. ……….. …… blossoms

Christina at A Look at the Little Things ……. …Dad

Del at CurlsnSkirls ……………………………mmmm  chocolate

Dorris at Dig With Dorris ……………………. Abundance

 

The 💜 denotes a post that is also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – it’s fun to combine the two.

Please let me know if I have missed anyone

Thank you everyone for your entries all so full of ZEST

Four fab photo fiends created the 52 Week Photo Challenge, we are:

 

Next photo prompt is

STRENGTH

Check

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home schooling:

free rein on the quest

for knowledge

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Last week Miss E and I went on the train to the Lymington Museum and Art Gallery where 22 Home Schooled children gathered to take part in the most wonderful workshop based on an exhibition of work by many different artists all creating pictures of trees.

The children were invited to leap into a painting and imagine themselves there – what could they hear, see, touch, smell. What would they need to take with them. how did they feel whilst they were there.

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They then chose a painting to look at for 10 seconds then turn away and draw from memory, then a different painting to draw just the outlines for 5 minutes, then 5 minutes to use colour. After that we went to the craft room to create a printing block of their drawing in polystyrene, to print on coloured paper.

On the train I was allowing the movement of the train to create wiggly lines in my sketch book as a quirky diary/memory of our day.

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Miss E noticed that the rain on the train windows made similar lines when travelling down the windows

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which in turn were similar to the lines of the branches of the trees in one of the paintings

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I just LOVE the way her creative mind flows.

Joining in with our 52 Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt CHECK

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Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: REIN and QUEST.

I’m a little late this week as I have been away for a few days visiting my son and his three girls and then to Chelsea Flower Show with my sister! We had the BEST time – more of that soon. A highlight of the day was meeting up with fellow blogger Dorris – Wow! That was really special!

There’s a Dragon in the Playground

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There’s a dragon in the playground

He’s playing catch with me

There’s a dragon in the playground

Can I invite him round for tea

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There’s a dragon in the playground

He’s playing in the sand

There’s a dragon in the playground

Can he hold my hand

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Poem using DRAGON and INVITE by Miss E.

This is a poem Miss E wrote when she was 6 years old and still at school. The poem won a competition and was published in a book which was sold to raise funds for the school.

When Miss E was thinking of some words for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge she decided to use words from this poem so that she could share the poem with you all this week.

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Message for Ronovan from Miss E: ” Thank you for using my words” 😀