Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Art Journals and lovely pussy cats

I often come across inspirational blogs and websites when it comes to finding project work and learning for the children, but Kathy Barbro's "Art Projects for Kids" is a site we return to time and time again when it comes to all aspects of art. This year, as our year long project, we've decided to do an art journal, similar in style to that shown on Kathy's site. Thought I'd show you just one of the pages Katie and Ben have done so far. Although this particular work wasn't featured under the journal pages, both children picked up on how striking its multi-coloured circles looked and wanted to have a go. I joined in too, also having a journal, and was amazed at how much thought was needed to make the circles and the colours look good together.

art journal

Right, now for gorgeous new Allie and Pepper pictures, taken a couple of days again when the sun shone and the conservatory heated up a little!

Allie
Allie, 13, big and fluffy and loves a lap, especially mine when I'm trying to sew in the evenings. He has a fabulous deep miaow, enjoys his food and has very occasional spurts of energy when the spring in his tail takes him by surprise and he'll shoot off across the garden at a pretty quick pace (given his size and age - bless).

Pepper
Pepper, 2 in June, is always on the lookout for a play fight with Allie or Kan. He's learnt that Allie will just swipe him and Kan will roll over onto his back and hiss, but he'll continue to pick for a fight and will often make the other cat's fur fly! Enjoys constantly coming in or going out, usually through an open window and therefore likes to leave his dirty paw marks and paw slides as evidence on windowsills and down the walls. His main dream is to catch Meg, Katie's rat - but he'll just have to continue to dream!

1 comment:

chloedancer99 said...

Beautiful cats - they look so contented :)

xx