It’s been a while since me and the boys did a painted project together. But we all love fishies, so when I saw Harmony Art Mom’s post on Paul Klee-inspired fish art, I roped the boys in to join me in having a go at it.
First of all, we wrote some fishy words with wax crayons. Gman went for an excerpt from an Edward Lear verse:
Waif went for some bedtime fishy phrases. These are a bit of a tradition in our house. I have no idea why! We say “Night night. Cod bless. Sweet breams. Haddock good night’s sleep. See you in the prawning”. Just like all normal families :-). Suggestions for fishy related night time puns are always welcome btw.
My choice was a tribute to my wonderful and much loved late granddad, who used to sing to us kids. “You shall have a fishy on a little dishy” was a perennial favourite.
For the benefit of those of you who may not have had a singing Geordie grandfather, here’s the song. Take careful note of the proper pronunciation of boat 😉
After writing our words, we added a watercolour wash in dark colours. While that was drying, we got out the Sharpies to create some fishies:
And finally, we stuck the fishies in plaice (boom boom)
Altogether now: you shall have a fishy on a little dishy, you shall have a fishy when the boat comes in.