When we were children making a social studies project was one of the most fun things about school. I remember with pride (and gratitude to my Mum), a paper mâché gold nugget moulded over a huge rock from the garden. I also remember making treasure maps and old looking certificates by tea dying and burning the edges of writing paper. Oh such fun. So when … Continue reading More Book Love
This week at school, we celebrated Book Week – “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds” – wow, what a theme. As I pondered on Books and school and our English Teachers, who it goes without saying, love books, I thought about how much I love books. Now, my reading of late has been a little lax but my love of books has not wained. I am drawn … Continue reading Book love
Oh gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve been here. It’s like visiting an old friend but knowing exactly where each is at, as if there’s never been any time passed. Well, maybe not quite like that. However, I have discovered that I am me and I am still me, just like I was me that last time I posted. It still love paint … Continue reading Diversifying…and remote teaching
I am back at it again – more postcard art! There is something thrilling about making art for someone you don’t know…and someone you don’t know, somewhere around the world making art for you! This is a Happy Art Swap by a lovely lady called Sandra Kaye. It is indeed a happy kind of a thing to do. I am loving this swap because it … Continue reading Post card art – April’s cards
Hooray – my 10 postcards have arrived. If you haven’t seen the first 3, have a look here. The last 7 have arrived over the last week or so and I am completely amazed by the creativity and thought that has gone into them.
Take a peek…
I love books! I love reading them, looking at them, altering them, making them. There is a little part of me that wishes we didn’t have “book technology” (you know ibooks, kindle books etc etc) but it’s not the part that is grateful that people are sending their preloved books to the charity shops for a quick declutter. Continue reading “Altered books”
My artwork update involves something that has been on my heart for some time and allowed me to celebrate my passion for art. Recently I was given an amazing opportunity to paint in a very unusual situation.
After a flurry of creative activity throughout the summer holidays things have slowed down considerably. My creativity has needed to be focussed on school lessons. It’s not bad just a different creative. I do really enjoy planning and preparing lessons – dreaming up arty possibilities for my students. The best thing is though, I began some creative pursuits that have followed me into the new year without too much effort.
One of those is the International Post Card Swap version 5 .
Another creative adventure I have been on this summer holidays is the Documented life project. I found out about it through following the blog of one of the ladies who has started this project. It captured my attention because it combines calendar, journal and sketchbook all in one and it was designed around a Moleskine. And I love all those things! I do usually carry … Continue reading Creative adventures – Documented life project