Saturday, February 26, 2011

new painting

Found a canvas board - did a quick painting and managed to remember to take some step by step pics. Acrylic & ink, 20cm by 20cm.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

huge canvas!

Just painted up a very large (bearing in mind I usually don't work any bigger than A4), 80cm by 60cm piece. Had a slightly damaged canvas that I just had a whim to see if I could successfully paint up. Wish I had taken some 'in progress' pics. Would welcome any comments.

Acrylic & ink on a gallery wrapped 80 by 60cm canvas

Friday, February 11, 2011


We've been 'doing' instructional texts (!) in Literacy this week which gave us an excellent excuse to do some baking. Groups followed a simple cup cake recipe to create batches of buns. The results were very varied but edible! They thoroughly enjoyed the experience though I'm not sure we have any budding chefs in our midst.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

moving toys 2

As you know, the children have been making moving toys. Today they returned with their marvellous, magnificent, magical machines! Pull 'em back and let 'em go!

Friday, February 4, 2011


In my sketchbook ;

ink & crayon, moleskine pocket book,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

pull-back toy

Made simple, but very effective moving toys yesterday. You pull 'em back and they 'zoom' forwards! The children really enjoyed the fact that they could make such an effective toy out of a few bits and pieces. They have been set a challenge to improve them and make them look like something other than card!