Saturday, January 22, 2011

Toddlers and Kite

Toddlers love kites. I watched our toddler learn to fly a kite today. She is almost 2. We when to a kite festival today and our toddler, Lk loved it. There where large professional kite to homemade kites. There was so much for her to watch.

We where trying to decide wether to buy her a kite, when she saw a small red octopus kite at the top of a pole and asked to have a turn.

We lunched our yellow octopus kite and she held on tight. Soon she was making it move side to side in the sky and with out instruction started to tug it when started to drop. Amazing how they learn.

Next week we will create some homemade kites so that we can share this with our toddler friends.

Does any one have any kite making tips? 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sketch book Project

Working on getting my moleskin finished for the Sketch book project. MUST POST Tomorrow. It is so long since I just hammered out a Sketchbook. These days it seems t be rare that I focus on my Art, with so much toddler Life going on a around me. It was very enjoyable.

In this book I have been working with water colour pencils and rubbings. I wet the pencils with a damp rag to smooth the colours.

Pencil sharpening under a wet rag to draw with. It is a similar experience to finger painting but with out having to redip you finger.

Lk really wonted to help so I think I will make a simple sketch book the same size that we can do together.