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In the previous blog I showed you how I helped the kids to draw and paint Tippie, the character from their school readers. When we were done with Tippie, the kids wanted to know if we could draw and paint his cat as well. I agreed that we should. At this stage they had gained enough confidence though to work ahead of me. As could be expected, their spatial orientation was not as good as in the first attempt, but I loved to see how they were able to interpret and dissect the lines all by themselves so that they effectively worked ahead of me who lugged behind with the camera.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/school-holiday-project-draw-paint_26.html
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My little niece and nephew are in grades 1 & 2 respectively. They use a set of readers in class where the main character is an elephant called Tippie. When I visited them during the school holidays, they took great pride in reading to me from their books. I wanted to incorporate this into their fun activities and realized that it would be possible for them to draw and paint the character themselves, if I gave them some guidance. We did just that, and afterwards even drew and painted Tippie's cat as well. I show you how easy it is to involve yourself in your child's school career in today's blog and to get them even more excited about learning than they already are. I use a connect-the-dots method to help them with spacial orientation on the page. You may want to try this with your own kids as well.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/school-holiday-project-draw-paint.html
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Today's project is a super fun one to do with the little ones. We use their hand prints to create worms. They absolutely loved the idea! What I especially love about this project is that the 'mess' is contained. Wash the hands promptly after painting and there is no fuss in the clean-up.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/school-holiday-project-hand-print-worms.html
School Holiday Project - Hand Print Worms
School Holiday Project - Hand Print Worms
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I recently came across a very similar fantastical tree on Pinterest and decided that I would like to borrow the idea and paint it myself. I show you how to go about it step by step in today's blog. I use acrylics as medium for this project.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/paint-fantasy-tree-in-acrylics.html
Paint A Fantasy Tree In Acrylics
Paint A Fantasy Tree In Acrylics
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Today we make yet another card that has an element of fun attached to it. I can once again not lay claim to the originality of the idea, as it is yet again something I discovered on Pinterest. I do show you step by step how to make this very simple card, as I do believe it is one that the youngsters will enjoy doing as well. They may opt to do it simply as an art project. Mine is going to my dad for a birthday card, as he is an avid fisherman.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/school-holiday-project-cardmaking-happy.html
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Today's card is a bit of fun for someone special. This can be used as a Valentine's card, or simply as a birthday card. Whoever you give it to, it is sure to illicit a smile from the recipient. I chose to show step by step how to draw this simple figure, as I think this would also be a very fun card to do with the little ones. This card was inspired by a photo I discovered on Pinterest.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/school-holiday-project-cardmaking.html
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This year I found myself in a home that celebrated Easter with very much the same gusto that we celebrate Christmas. I realized that a card would be in the order of the day, even though this is not a tradition we hold in my family. I had an eggcellent idea for just such a card and sat down to paint one in next to no time.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/cardmaking-eggcelent-easter.html
Cardmaking: EGGcelent Easter!
Cardmaking: EGGcelent Easter!
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If you have been destressing with adult colouring, like I have, then you probably also have a rather large collection of colouring pages or books cluttering up your life. I like to turn my pages into practical objects that can bring joy to others, as they have already served this purpose in my own life. In today's blog, I share a couple of ideas for turning your colouring pages into cards in just a few short steps.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/cardmaking-using-your-colouring-pages.html
Cardmaking: Using Your Colouring Pages
Cardmaking: Using Your Colouring Pages
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Last month the PNA had a colouring-in competition to promote Francine Rivers' book The Masterpiece (Die Meesterstuk). I loved the picture and grabbed an entry form, not knowing if I would have time to colour it by the due date. The picture went into a drawer and I discovered it in the nick of time. I decided to blog the process of colouring the picture before sending the entry off to the adjudicators by email. I have no idea if it reached them on time, as I only sent it very late at night on the evening that the competition had closed. Regardless, enjoy the steps of colouring this bird with me.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/colouring-in-masterpiece.html
Colouring In: The Masterpiece
Colouring In: The Masterpiece
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In the previous blog, I showed you how to paint the first of a set of two roosters. I continue with the step by step instructions for painting the second rooster in today's blog. I once again use the rustic surface of rough planks that I used to paint the first rooster on. This makes the painting a little more tricky, as the rough surface keeps pushing the bristles of the brush in awkward directions, but stick to it. The end result is well worth the struggle.
http://aprettytalent.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/chicken-duo-rooster-2-in-acrylics.html
Chicken Duo: Rooster 2 In Acrylics
Chicken Duo: Rooster 2 In Acrylics
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