Are you pinning?

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The more we share the more we have – Leonard Nimoy

I  love Pinterest as a visual resource and a bookmarking site. However, it is also a great way to share images, ideas and links. When you see a pin on another person’s pinboard that you like, you have five choices. You can follow that person, follow that pinboard, like the pin, comment on the pin, or repin the pin onto one of your own pinboards.

You can use the search tool within Pinterest to find things of interest such as “pink”, or “pretty” or “classroom”. Most of the pins can be followed back to the website where they came from so you can source further information and images. Read More

Children’s art – choosing what to keep

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Does your child produce a mountain of artwork? How much should you keep?  Keeping it all would be overwhelming but how do you decide what stays and what goes?  You can easily feel overwhelmed. However, how lucky you are that your child is communicating and developing through their art. Their artistic endeavours are to be celebrated thus sending a clear message of your pride to your child, boosting their self-esteem. But, what do you do with all the art? Here is a suggestion of a method for sorting that might work for you. Read More

Art is an adventure

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“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.” Mark Rothko

An adventure is a journey with creative problem solving and critical thinking. While involved in the production of art, you travel a journey, which may be brief or lengthy. You are exploring and discovering while creating and learning far more than you would is you were merely copying. Art encourages originality and self-expression. It comes from within and the process is to be valued over the finished product. Read More