Category Archives: Art

Moooooo-dy Cows

Here’s another art project we did with guidance from Art Projects for Kids. Mine is top, Rafe’s underneath. When we showed them to the rest of the family, my husband commented that they looked slightly sad. Gman, always keen to get a pun in, said that they were probably just mooooo-dy cows 🙂

rectangle cow - v

rectangle cow - r

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O is for Owl, Ostrich, Octopus and Oystercatcher

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment: draw something that starts with the letter “O”.

Rafe has drawn a variety of whimsical animals:

beginning with O - R

I think the ostrich is my favourite.

I went with an oystercatcher:

beginning with O - V

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Miaow

I have been MIA for a while, huh? Nevermind, here’s some cats!

We followed the instructions from Art Projects for Kids to make cats in the style of Brazilian artist Romero Britto. We all followed the same instructions and I love how we still ended up with three very different cats.

Here’s my scary cat:

britto cat - viv

Rafe’s worried cat:

britto cat - rafe

And Mark’s cute cat:

britto cat - mark

If you fancy having a go at making your own Britto-style cats the instructions are here.

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Draw Your Vegetables

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to sketch a vegetable. Oops, I sketched a selection:

vegetables - v

Rafe got all arty-farty and sketched his on some black paper. It looks pretty effective, I think:

vegetables - r

I feel I should apologise for my lack of blogging updates this month. My creative mojo is taking an extended winter break but I can feel the stirrings of it returning so hopefully there will be sewing and whatnot to show you soon :-). I have learned not to panic about these things and understand the ebbs and flows of the creative life. Whilst I haven’t been sewing or creating much, I have been reading a lot, as well as having lots of lovely fun times with friends and family, and both things are important to me.

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Snap!

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to sketch something that snaps. Here’s boring grown-up mama’s interpretation:

snap - v

And a much more fun 10 year old’s interpretation:

snap - r

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Brown

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment is to sketch something brown. Whatever the colour, Rafe can think of some foodstuff he likes in that shade :-). Here’s some brown Organic Brown Sauce. It’s very nice with scrambled eggs.

brown - r

I chose to draw this little brown toy doggie. His legs aren’t quite as stout in real life!

brown - v

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Adventure!

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme was “adventure“. Rafe drew this rather marvellous picture of a compass:

adventure - r

For mama, no adventure is complete without a picnic:

adventure - v

What would illustrate adventure for you?

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Dessert, Anyone?

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to sketch something for dessert.

It just so happens that I have a book out of the library at the moment – Free From Desserts by Julia Thomas – that is full of sumptuous dessert recipes. I chose to draw the one that I most fancied eating – this Espresso and Hazelnut Baked Cheesecake. Yum yum. Next step would be to actually make it I suppose 🙂

dessert - v

Rafe (10) is more of a chocolate lover, so he went with a big slab of chocolate cake:

dessert - rafe

Hungry yet?!

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Hiding

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that hides. Rafe will use any excuse he can to draw something cute, hence this bunny:

hiding - r

Me – not so much! I drew a Pill Woodlouse which, according to my Collins Complete British Wildlife is “easily recognised by its ability to roll into a ball when disturbed”. This is exactly how I feel some days 😉

hiding - v

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Something that grows

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that grows. Rafe quickly figured out that this meant any living creature and chose to draw two of the cutest:

grows - r

I plumped on a drawing of my favourite vegetable, the much maligned beta vulgaris var. crassa – or beetroot as it is more usually known 🙂

grows - v

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