Finally I'm managing to post in time for Sunday Sketches!! Life has been so busy of late that I'm finding it hard to sit down and blog as often!
So I thought first of all I'd show you what's been keeping me so busy recently!
I've started a new project with the year 3/4's, for those of you who don't know this year I became 'The Artist in Residence' at my boys primary school. And I'm LOVING it! I've been painting murals and working on such a large scale as well as working my way through the different year groups and doing special projects with each group. (You can see my murals and previous projects in my recent posts).
My latest project is to create a bust of a convict out of papier mache. The children have been learning all about the convicts that came to Australia a long time ago and what they went through. I've been asked to create 11 convicts (with the children) based on actual descriptions of real people. There are 66 children in this year so we've divided them into 11 groups. I made a model of my own so that I knew what was involved and to give the kids something to guide them.
This is my first ever papier mache and I quite enjoyed it! :0)
Next up is a present I made for a couple of friends who've just had a baby. They are both Leo's. I have been speaking with the father about ideas as it's a surprise for the mum :0) and he said that they both love The Lion King so I painted this with them in mind watching over their little man! :0)