Monday, October 11, 2010

A Favourite Pastime



Combing the beaches of Cold Lake near our home is one of our favourite things to do. The first nice day after a bit of a wind storm is always the best time go. A fresh supply of beach glass and new, polished stones are there for us to chose from, and to add to our, getting rather large, collections.
People often associate beach glass with ocean beaches, and I've met quite a few people who are very surprised when I tell them that I have a large supply of glass from the tiny little beach right beside the Marina.
The collection looks fantastic diplayed in a nice jar, but the plan is to eventually create some jewelry from the various pieces. It is good to have a wide variety of shapes and sizes to chose from when creating a piece.
For the longest time, my little ones scoured the beaches with me and gave me their finds to add to my collection. But they have recently asked for their own jars and have started up their own little collections, and I will have to be replacing their jars for larger ones very soon.
We'll be taking a large break from our favourite pastime soon, as the beach will be covered in snow for months. That will give us some time to create some art with some of the wonderful finds.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

After School Project



Question: What would be a good idea for an art project this afternoon Munchkins?

Answer: Feet painting!!!

Question: Feet what?

Answer: You know, 'From Bill Nye the Science Guy'.

Question: OK, should I go find the supplies?

Answer: Yes, right now Mommy!!!

Question: (In my mind) Why did I agree to this?




Well, it wasn't anything to worry about. I just brought out some warm, soapy water in a bowl when the kids were done, and left the paintings to dry in the sun. Now we have some updated art for their rooms, and some great keepsakes of their little 7 and 5 year old feet.