Klee inspired Art etc

Arranged with Merry to meet up a little later than usual for art etc partly as there was no dancing to rush off to and also to give the girls some time to get something meaningful done in the morning – they had a choice but I did expect maths and some reading. They both instantly chose mathletics and 1 1/2 hrs later i was begging them to come off so we could get moving!!! They were desperately trying to reach their 1000 points – Skye did it πŸ˜€ and Poppy managed 873 before we really had to go! I find it hard to believe that Skye really didn’t enjoy maths at all a year ago but now, will more often than not, choose a maths based task over a literacy one!

On arrival at Merry’s the girls did a fantastic job [again!] of keeping out of our way but were heavily involved in recreating their own versions of Merlin and Harry Potter complete with outfits! It did give Merry and I chance to have a good chit-chat πŸ™‚ After lunch they continued their game and by around 4pm it was starting to fall apart slightly (not in a bad way but i think they had exhausted themselves and needed a bit of a sit down!!) so I managed to gather them all in the dining room for some Klee inspired art whilst Merry popped off to collect Max.

We took inspiration from Paul Klee’s ‘The Golden Fish’ . Using oil pastels to draw an underwater scene with some bright coloured fish, we then colour washed the background with blue watercolour. All the girls worked hard on their pieces of art and seem to really enjoy it.

Skye's finished pic
Skye’s finished pic

Poppy's finished pic
and Poppy’s

After more playing and bunny cuddling we set off home rather later than planned. Threw together some fajitas for tea which were yummy πŸ™‚ watched some tv together then the girls and I snuggled up on Skye’s bed and we read the first chapter of Story of the World, the book that we use alongside our Historyetc days which arrived today πŸ™‚ I have a lot of catching up to do!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kirsty
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 14:46:32

    love the sound of your art days πŸ™‚


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