Sketching over an Iced Choc





 I think we need an Art Cafe here in Noosa.

Art Class - Watercolour, Salt and Botanical Sketches

 Turtle by H (7).
These paintings were done freehand at art class, sketching from a photo 
(no tracing!) then using watercolour and salt to finish off the underwater scene.
 Seahorse by J (11).
The drawings are very impressive as are the Botanical studies below.
 Bottlebrush by H.
Bottlebrush by J.
First we looked at Leonardo Da Vinci and how he sketched with such detail.
Using magnifying glasses and a keen eye the children sketched what they saw.

Outdoor Theatre Evening Birthday Party


 J turned Eleven on the weekend and we celebrated with friends 
by way of movie under the stars with a giant screen!
I managed only a few photos (it all went so quickly and then it was dark).
Luckily it was a warm day and very balmy night, perfect for sitting out under the stars, watching the big screen and eating cheesecake and popcorn with friends.



We made dinner in the wood oven first (Spanish style street food) 
and had a snack bar and hot popcorn during the movie.
The solar outdoor lights helped create a festive mood.

 The movie J decided on was the old and original Muppet Movie 
from the 70's , which was a trip down memory lane for us oldies 
and kept the kids in their seats for the entire show.
 Kermit singing under a Noosa starry sky (sorry neighbours).
 The popcorn was a hit, just like at the movies!
A great evening all around and good Birthday fun for all the kids, 
but most of all something to remember in years to come.
Thanks to all and Happy 11th J!

Caterpillar Attire

We collect many things from the garden daily.
Yesterday a caterpillar hitched a ride on my shirt and was rescued by H.
(it wasn't a good caterpillar so the dog ate it)

Prize Winner

The other day we were very excited to receive news that the boys had done very well
 in the Australian Mathematics Competition. 
It was quite a while ago that they competed and they had forgotten about it.
H is in grade two age group however he did the grade three competition paper 
(because he wanted to compete like his brother)
and was awarded  a prize for scoring in the top %1 of the country!
J did a fantastic job also and received a Distinction!
They were very proud of their mathematical achievement as you can see from the faces above.

Waste and Recycling

We recently visited our local waste and recycling centre school Education Day and participated in some learning activities.
We were very well informed when we left.
Definitely worth a visit.

Pineapple in Acrylic

Experimenting with a palette knife.

Art Lessons- Completed Works

 Watercolour Tree by J.
River by J (acrylic)
 Watercolour Tree by H.
 Watercolour Biggles Book Cover by J.

Art Gallery Excursion


Another day at the office!
A trip to the Art Galleries and Museum and Library in Brisbane.


 A study of the colours around us and some spinning art.