Monday, September 26, 2011

A New Season, A New Group, and This is What we're Getting Up To

Here in Saskatchewan, fall is well under way, and me and my small group of children have been together for almost one month. I love learning about each person, and as well seeing how the personality of the group begins to emerge.This season I'm also looking for small treasures left by the children.

I've found many kinds of treasures, off an on all month, but don't always have my camera. I want to take the camera outside, as my children seem to love sorting with small rocks, and sticks as well.

This summer we were quite busy doing art, and here are some examples.

This was done outside, painting with rice in a stocking and bouncing it in the paint and on the paper - idea from the Ooey Gooey Lady.

The children love having their body traced, and then painting it.

We made these great pop bottle flowers from Melissa at The Chocolate Muffin Tree. Our markers didn't show up well. The children had coloured the plastic. Next time I'd like to try painting with glitter glue.

Wishing you a happy season where you are!


Kierna C said...

Brenda - I love seeing someone else trying out the ideas that are out there - I like the look of the bottle suncatchers - might have to try it now!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hi, Kierna,
Thanks for looking in here, and your comment.
I have found many really good ideas through blogging, to try, and slowly seem to be getting to them.

The bottle suncatchers are fun, and really look nice hanging in a room.

All the best for a great season!

Stacey said...

Love the treasures! Your artwork are treasures as well. I have been meaning to try the rice in a stocking painting since I went to the Ooey Gooey Lady's presentation in our area a couple of years ago. Maybe we can get that in next week if the weather cooperates...

Thanks for checking in on me, btw. I hope to get back to blogging soon. We started home visits and working more than 40 hours a week about the time I stopped blogging. That period of time was closely followed by sports practices and scouting events several nights a week (I have three boys, two are in one sport each and scouts but this equals four different activities). Things should start slowing down a bit in the next couple of weeks. I miss blogging, but I still read 'my blogs' frequently. So even if I'm not visible, I'm still around.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Stacey, Thanks so much for taking time to drop in and read. Thanks as well for your comments here.
You sound really busy, but it also sounds like fun, especially your boy's sports and scouts.

I'll be looking forward to reading along with you, when you do start writing againe.
All the best for a great season!

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

NIce to see you back! Love all the art work! Thanks for stopping by my blog and making such nice comments! Happy Fall to you! Isn't Wonderful?

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks for reading here and your positive comments - I always find so much to be positive about in your wonderful posts!
I also appreciate your kindness over the past months I've been blogging!
Fall is a nice season, especially for all the wonderful colours.