Having completed one item of jewellery and with another friend’s birthday imminent, I decided to make a pair of earrings.
This friend has a thing about Sunflowers.
As you can see, this time I used white shrink plastic of A6 size and drew two Sunflowers freehand, hoping they would come out roughly the same…
Once again, using my trusty Sharpies I coloured them in before cutting them out carefully.
I punched a hole in each one and cooked them for the required time. As you can see they shrunk significantly:
Finally I added some ear wires and attached them to a piece of card to make them look posh…
Quite some time ago now I took another Art session with Year 4. This time the theme was Stonehenge and its mysterious use.
We looked at light and dark, shadows and how they create atmosphere and, finally, Stonehenge itself as both an historic place and a series of shapes.
We communally drew the example – I wielded the charcoal and chalk, the children gave the instruction and then they got on with their own.
I was very impressed with the outcomes and they now adorn the classroom walls, mounted individually on black, not far from the cave painting.
Youngest daughter went to a Minion themed party last night. I think they stuffed themselves with pizza and popcorn and had a Despicable Me fest, but for a gift my daughter and I drew these little canvases for the birthday girl:
As luck would have it I had saved the bright yellow gift bag Youngest Daughter got from the Big Brownie Birthday bash in the summer and we turned it into a minion gift bag:
Job’s a good ‘un 🙂
I just wanted to share my example drawings:
They are done on screwed up paper with chalk and charcoal.
We are doing Stone Age to Bronze Age at school and I got to team teach. Cool.
Following on from Shrinkles and diving into my February Challenge-drawing:
I doodle whenever I have a pen in my hand; spots, stripes, checks, circles, boxes. It is one thing that really helps my brain relax. Discovering mandalas was a joy.
But when I have more than a moment I doodle faces.
Mostly they are female faces, sometimes figures. I love drawing eyes.
Here are a set I doodled at work between visits and phone calls. I put out a piece of paper especially for it, to see what I could manage – would the expanse of white paper intimidate me? Would it feel too forced – would I get the same joy from it? Would it be too distracting?
I did manage it – it wasn’t as natural as usual – and it was too distracting… :D, but I felt it was a beginning. My drawing hand is remembering how it feels to make shapes and join lines. It’s reconnecting with my eye and my brain and my imagination. I’m noticing interesting outlines, light and groupings and I can feel the need to put pen to paper returning. I’m excited.