Thursday, October 24, 2013

elephants & basketball

 A pic of this years completed embroidered and appliqued Indian elephant pieces. Each square is approx. 20x20 cm. Felt with added beads, buttons and metal washers.
And 'basketball 'bot' ;

A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


'barca 'bot'

A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


'ballroom 'bot'  
A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Monday, October 21, 2013

on a roll

'blading 'bot'
A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

sunday dood'

'mirror, mirror...'
A5, ink & pencil on paper

Saturday, October 19, 2013

itsy bitsy...

...teeny, weeny, yellow, polka dot bikini.
'bashful bikini 'bot'
A5, ink & pencil on paper

Friday, October 18, 2013

pollack & doodle

In art club this week we embellished our strip woven pieces by adding woollen threads and card 'buttons'. They turned out quite 'Jackson Pollacky' !

Today's doodle - 'bowling 'bot', A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

daily doodle

Today's doodle - a coy 'bot in dungarees. A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Today's doodle celebrates a gutsy performance from the lads last night (retro shirt).

We've also been working hard on, and have nearly finished, our embroidered/appliqued elephant pieces. Stitched flower patterns, beads and bling (small metal washers) have been added.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

big game

Today's doodle is in anticipation of tonight's footy game between England & Poland. England need to win to qualify for next years World Cup Finals in Brazil. Here's hoping that the Polish goalie doesn't emulate his countryman from 1973 who kept the then England side at bay and positively refused to let the ball go past him. Fingers crossed for a win!

Monday, October 14, 2013

mondays doodle

Todays doodle - ballerina 'bot.
A5, ink & pencil on paper.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

'bot a doodle doo

Rubbish title for a post but couldn't resist it. Today's doodle, another robot (botette ??).
A5, ink & pencil on paper

Saturday, October 12, 2013

weaving + daily doodle

In art club this week we wove paper strips. We interlocked strips of different widths and then added even thinner strips on the surface. The intention is to embellish these pieces further with threads, buttons and beads.

In an effort to keep some sort of personal creativity going I'm going to try and draw and post a doodle a day. At the moment I do these whilst waiting for the photocopier to get its act together. I then usually leave them lying around in the repro room - to raise a smile, spark ideas, as a random gift for whoever would like them. Here's the first;

A5, ink & pencil on paper

Thursday, October 10, 2013


As I'm still covering a colleague on long term sick leave it's difficult to have as much of an influence on art across the school as I would like. I've given out lesson plans/notes to each year group and try to suggest ideas that they can easily implement.
Y2 are currently looking at their local environment and we've already sketched the local town. To this end I've tried to sneak art into their maths curriculum and have created the good old standby of a drawing that has to coloured according to a key. Different colours have different values (white=15, blue=10 etc.) They look at a section, work out the sum and then colour it in accordingly. Et voila - a stylised, coloured representation of the town.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


A bit more sewing with the y3's today. The embroidered/applique elephant pieces are coming along nicely. Might even decide to make them into small cushions.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


We had a parents open session at school yesterday where mums and dads cam in to work with their children. In Numeracy, as part of our study of shape, we created robots! With lots of talk about the properties of 2d/3d shapes and a couple of simple card nets, the children made some wacky 'bots. Bent paperclips served for antennae.