“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Thought I'd cobble together some recent art moments from around here. It is not easy to weild a camera while juggling art materiels and a baby so sadly, a lot of our work in progress remains unrecorded.
Once the works are complete I often forget to post about them altogether which is a shame because art and craft are a staple of our homeschool life.
The kids have inherited from me the idea that life is often best understood and processed through an artful lens :)
Emmy and Boo have been learning about Abstract Geometric Art... Boo's work is the one in the middle... Emmy's is nearest and in the frame.
An Abstract Geometric Feline... Emmy is working on four paintings of cats at the moment, each cat will be painted in the style of a different art movements. She just started working on an impressionist style cat, for which our very own Florence, modelled obliviously in her sleep.
Setting up our space for the "dreaded" home school inspection day :)
The girls have also been enjoying their pastels recently.
Clockwise from top left Matilda, Seraphina, Bujana and Emmy' s peacock feathers.
It is really an amazing thing to look at a peacock feather for any length of time. They are so incredibly detailed and beautiful.
Capturing their iridescence on paper is another matter all together...
Emmy's made a willow dream catcher made using these instructions...
The origin of the Dream catcher... quoted from this source
"It was traditional to put a feather in the center of the dream catcher; it means breath, or air. It is essential for life. A baby watching the air playing with the feather on her cradleboard was entertained while also being given a lesson on the importance of good air."......"Dream catchers made of willow and sinew are for children, and they are not meant to last. Eventually the willow dries out and the tension of the sinew collapses the dream catcher. That's supposed to happen. It belies the temporary-ness of youth."
Boo made this little boatmobile last week from instructions found in this wonderful little science book for under 10's...
Big sis carrying baby sis around.
One of the joys of having the girls at home is watching them bond.
They spend so much time in each other's company, time that they would have spent apart if they were at school.
Nola has brought such a warm energy into our family.
This little babe gets an awful lot of attention you know :)