Monday, 30 September 2013

Train Rides



This was Milly chatting to a friend about to embark on their Mini Railway adventure.  We all met with friends at Chelmsford Miniature Railway Station and enjoyed an hour or so of unlimited trips on two different steam engines.  Hettie thought one had to be shrunk prior to sitting on the seats.  It was a lovely day, fresh, warm and bright and a splendid way to start the week.  We met with Will and Amelie and saw lots of other friends too.  The staff were all volunteers and were all absolutely charming and very generous with their knowledge.

Everyone was told NOT to reach out with their hands but look what Hettie brought back from her journey on the train.  A collection of beautiful blooms... Hmmmmmmm I wonder where she got those from!

This was my bit of art for the day!  A lovely chunk of coal in the shape of a heart placed on the gorgeous iron steps leading to the bridge over the railway.  Who says these days out are just for the children?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Research for Art History Project

 June 2013 - 'Board of Time'

Reasearch for the 'Board Of Time' Exhibition.  The first I have curated.  From an idea I had almost five years ago to an actual real life and proper Exhibition, open to the public and with an interview with the local press leading to an article in their paper.  The following stills are photographs Milly took in preparation of her Board.  She had to cover 450AD-800AD.  We also visited St Peter's on the Wall at Bradwell-on-Sea for further inspiration.  These pictures, however were taken at the brilliant Ipswich Museum... We printed some off and Milly used them within her piece of art.  The piece is currently still being exhibited as we had an extension of a further three weeks.  More pictures to follow but for now:

And after all that 'hard work' of researching for the Board, a lovely play in the glorious June sunshine in Ipswich Park.

Art and Creativity

Another day to create... Art and playdough first then a mess!  And why not!  Hettie LOVED measuring out the ingredients using the American method of 'Cups' and Milly went on to create an INCREDIBLE piece of art (yet to be added to this post) in which she used Table salt food colouring and regular poster paint.  Big sigh of creative bliss!

Mersea Beach

A view from ground level at West Mersea... the children are all playing on the spit at low tide!  Sometime in 2010... A glorious day at the beach with friends and a bunch of art materials.