Spring welcome

It’s finally spring! And these beauties are popping up everywhere…and that makes me very happy…the background is done which means I get to play with making is come alive tomorrow.

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Children’s book art inspiration

Reading books with my son I have a whole range for children’s book illustrations to get ideas and inspiration from. In fact we try to figure out how the illustrator went about making their art for the book.

Today I am inspired by Christina Balit’s art from the Treasury of Egyptian Mythology that National Geographic published. The top picture has the book open beside my sketchbook page. My page is multimedia using watercolours and pens of various sorts- paint, markers, gel etc.

These are a few of some random things…

As a homeschool mama I am always trying to maximize or rather enrich the time I spend with my son, even if it is an activity more of an interest to me- how can I make it more fun for both of us, or how can I open the door to this activity a little bit so he’s willing to share the ride with me… Art making used to be that activity where I needed to pull him along, but now, interestingly and joyfully, it’s the other way around! He steals time all over the day to make his art, and hopes I’ll be able to join him as well. So, with that kind of inspiration and ease, why would I not make time for art making with my little love 🙂

Today’s topic of exploration was random things on a page (10 or more) rendered in watercolours and black pen inspired by a couple of books we’d been flipping through earlier today. And we shared this lovely time in a coffee shop over rooibos tea and hot chocolate…yum!!

Cosmic Doodles?

On most mornings I take 10 mins or so do scribble a quick watercolour or ink doodles in a designated Doodle sketchbook. And we’ll, as much fun as they are to make, they are not really shareable. Here’s one from today which I thought turned out pretty interesting, and somewhat of cosmic nature? Saturn’s rings came to mind when I took the big picture in after finishing it…

Floating in the air…

Here’s what happens when I don’t plan for ANYTHING and listen to a lovely audiobook with my little person outdoors…