daffodil · Fishing in the Spring Van Gogh · Mothering sunday · Spring · Uncategorized

The heralds of Spring!

I very much welcome Mothering Sunday as with its arrival signs of spring are evident everywhere and let’s face it those signs have never been more welcome after the glacial blasts of last February. There is indeed nothing like the Northern European spring and it has been much celebrated in all the arts but here… Continue reading The heralds of Spring!

ceramics · puzzle jug · Uncategorized

” Come drink your fill but do not the spill!”

Yesterday when I went to The Courtauld gallery amidst the Cezanne’s Renoir’s and Rubens I found this temporary display of this rather beautiful jug known as a puzzle jug. The puzzle is of course how does one get a drink when the jug is decorated with cut-out decorations. These types of jugs were first produced… Continue reading ” Come drink your fill but do not the spill!”

Art · children's art · collage · Uncategorized

Fabulous Fruits!

My reception classes have been exploring collage in all its variants and varieties and this particular project using mixed media of tissue, pastel and paint has been particularly successful. The scrunching of the tissue, and the application of pastel and paint all help develop young children’s fine motor skills. In addition the project helps them… Continue reading Fabulous Fruits!