Art - Sketching Anatomy

 H was working on eyes and noses (which turned into a dog),
whilst J tried his hand at a chick and a dog.

Searching for Books

Looking for really good books to read!

Old and New

 My Christening outfit made by my Nanny, which I am going to frame behind glass somehow.
Some Tshirt yarn for a crochet cushion cover that I will make at craft morning...

Lettering in Mini Moleskin

A new book on lettering.
A new mini Moleskin.
A few nice ideas on making fonts and lettering inspiration to try from the Lettering book
 and some sunny weather to inspire a word or two of my own.

New Books

 It was suggested we read some books by a German Author
Walter Moers.
So we will give it a go.
We are starting with this one and then the others if we like it.
The writing seems interesting and captivating so far, 
but we cannot comment on anything else as yet.

A Little Blue

So sad we missed Science club this week.
Harrison was a bit blue about being a bit green!

Watching, Waiting

 For Spring?
For Cake and Coffee?
For eggs to be layed?
For an idea?

3D Maths

Making 3D shapes with paper.
By H.

QLD Garden Show 2015

 Today we headed off early (in the cool winter air) to visit the garden show.
We really enjoyed last because we learned so much.
This year we took home some more knowledge and got to listen to 
Costa's ramble...

 There were birds, chickens, baby animals as you would expect
and interesting ways of growing food using recycled junk.
We now have an avocado tree and ideas to plant!

Robotics Course 1 - Mission Completed

After 4 weeks of learning about and playing with electronics and
robotic components, this is what we have made to take home...
 A laser spy alarm!
 It works too. 
Complete with a cup speaker and trilling noise.
Perhaps it can be used in the chicken coop to catch predators!
 Next course is programming.

To The Theatre

We went to the theatre today to see the above show.
The boys thought it was funny.
Perhaps aimed at the younger kids, but nevertheless an entertaining show.


We had a special visit last week, 
cousins came a long way to spend the day with us 
and we thoroughly enjoyed their company (as always).

Art Class - High Chroma Acrylic Paintings

 Parrot by H.
Abstract Piano by J.

Art Class - Ink Blot Sketching

 A good idea for left over watercolour paint... ink blots. (by J)
Can you spot the cat in the blot?
Another good use for leftover paint... stained glass window patterns. (by H)

Robotics Club

 We have joined a new class, a robotics (or electronics) class.
So far so good, plenty of new ideas and terms, gadgets and 
gizmos to play with and make something out of.
We have learned symbols so that we can draw the circuits we make.
Next week we begin making our Mission Impossible laser alarm!

Art Lessons - The Great Wave

We studied The Great Wave woodblock print by Hokusai last week.
The boys could decide how they wanted to interpret and make it their own.
J made a sunset watercolour painting after tracing the original.
H decided on a tree and hill scene...
The Great wave is one of my favourite prints.

What is Cooking?

Thai salad and curry.
Back to making curry paste from scratch
(when we have the time of course)

Noosa National Park Walk

It must be said that we do not do enough walking in our own National Park,
and it is absolutely stunning!

Today we met our school for a ranger talk and then a walk on part of the coastal track
on a wonderfully warm winters day, calm ocean with plenty of waves for the 

Some exploring time on the rocks...

 Then a quick hello to the koala resting and listening to ocean sounds.
(these koalas have the best location in the country)

 After the walk we had a picnic for lunch and headed home after a beautiful morning.
Now we need to do the rest of the track!