Sunday, April 28, 2013

Look Out World

Little Sister learnt to ride a two wheeled bike today.  There's no stopping her now.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Old videos

I've been looking at old videos and found this one from June 2010.

Naww my little boy!

He was so pleased to learn this - and so frustrated with me that I couldn't do it!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Holiday Art Project: colour mixing fish

Begin by learning to draw a fish

Then use one primary colour to paint its face. 

Use your second primary colour paint any extra fins, etc.  Mix a SMALL amount of this second colour into your original colour.  Paint one scale.  Add another little but of your second colour.  Continue, painting one scale after each addition, until you reach the tail. 

Leave to dry overnight.

Outline fish and scales with pastel.  We used the colour we were adding, but black would work too.  Mark in eyes and any scars or other features.  Use green pastel to add in seaweed, and a limited palette of other colours to add background details such as bubbles (white) and other small fish. 

Carefully wash over the outside of the picture with watercolour or blue dye.  

Done!  A fishy family :-)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Weeks 13 and 14, term 1 2013

Big Brother has been busy working on a model playground.  Life of Fred, typing, and swimming lessons have rounded out the term.  Now we have a much needed two week break.  Wahoo!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weeks 11 & 12, term 1, 2013

Two weeks of Dreambox with an Easter holiday in the middle, add to that me out of action with a nasty sprained foot and not a lot has happened!

Dam building
 and long walks

and lots of chocolate, of course!

I think this is the wrong shape for an ankle.  

Lots of music practice has happened, and now we have two weeks of swimming lessons and  building a playground model coming up... yay!