Category Archives: children’s art


Nearly finished …. There is always a mini feeling of sadness when a big project is coming to an end, like when you arrive at the last chapter in a great novel and you don’t want to leave the world … Continue reading

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Clay play

After the slow business and concentration of learning the new skill of stone carving, Miss E thoroughly enjoyed working with clay and made this delightful leaping dolphin Exploring a familiar medium in  a different way The dolphin was left to … Continue reading

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Sculpture Hut

Miss E (my 6 year old granddaughter) asked me if she could ‘do some art’ with Sarah at the Sculpture Hut and so I booked a session and off we went with our packed lunch and warm coats. E just … Continue reading

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My 6 year old granddaughter has caught the doodle-bug fabulous aren’t they!

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Creative Mix

Different forms of creativity often thread their way through my day and yesterday had the usual rich mix: first of all I started to sort, tidy and clear in my garage and came across old electrical cables of long dead … Continue reading

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Labyrinths and sand dragons

Back to the beach, rock pools, caves and gentle waves   the baby spuddled amongst the masses of black seaweed, E and my daughter went for a swim and R and I  made a labyrinth When looking for a link … Continue reading

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St David’s Cathedral

Last Saturday was a drizzly day, just right for visiting St. David’s Cathedral, and looking at all the different patterns in the stone work   in the stained glass windows, on the painted ceilings and the wonderful use of recycled … Continue reading

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Newgale Beach has to be one of the very best beaches for sand sculpture. The sand is fine enough and damp enough to hold its shape. Whilst I sat in the car with my crochet and a sleeping baby the others … Continue reading

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Open Studio (cont)

  Following on from the previous post: A few more pictures of our very enjoyable Open Studio day yesterday   If you missed it come along on Sunday, 11th August, when we will be combining our Studio Day with an Open … Continue reading

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Sunny Bank Holiday

My daughter and I took her children to the Hut for the day – as soon as they arrived it was out with the paints, then a walk along the cliffs for a swing and an ice-cream,back for a look around … Continue reading

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Phew! I have finished both E and R’s cushion. So this afternoon I will take them, and the one for my daughter, and see them all in their new home. E and R had fun arranging the squares for the … Continue reading

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Green tractor cushion

R also wanted a cushion, and I delight in the design process that we go through. He wanted a car on it and he did NOT want a pocket as his sister’s cushion had. He likes my little red car … Continue reading

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Cushion with a pocket

The back of the cushion (front can be seen in the previous post) Larger concentric squares do not have so many ends to sew in Once the pocket had E’s favourite flower on it it was appliquéd in the middle … Continue reading

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Team Work

So E told me that she wanted Granny Squares with flowers on them, and there had to be big and small flowers. She wanted a big flower that was pink in the middle with blue petals because they are her … Continue reading

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What is it about this photo ….

  Elfie was dressing up and took a photo of herself. There is something randomly captivating about this photo, and a bit surreal, magical, witchy……. what? I can’t quite get it ….

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sticky fingers

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I took my 2 year old Granddaughter to her weekly group called ‘Sticky Fingers’. Lots of painting, sticking and playing with a bowl of shaving foam. And after that we went to a park and after lots of kicking up … Continue reading

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Miss E’s post card

Miss E, 5, joined in with the last post card swap, and she wanted to again. She drew a picture of her family on one side From left to right:  her 3 year old brother, Miss E – i love … Continue reading

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Elfie’s Tree

Inspired by a post card from the post card swap my 4 year old grandaughter drew this picture as a card she wanted to send to her godmother for her birthday.   She then asked me if i had made any … Continue reading

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