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Summer Camp 2019- The Final Week! Sob.

I’m typing this while sitting on my sofa with a cup of tea, wearing pyjamas and nursing some very sore muscles. At the beginning of every Summer I get overly excited about teaching at camp. By the end of camp I’m crawling around like a broken lizard and falling asleep at eight in the evening. …

art and design, art camp, education

Printmaking Week at Camp

The second week of summer art camp this year was all about printmaking – my favorite medium. Printmaking with a class of elementary aged children is not for the faint hearted. It is messy, oh so messy, and it is unpredictable and requires a lot of organization and some degree of flexibility. It is for …

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What Exactly Happened In The First Week Of Camp? (No really, I have no idea!)

*Scroll to the bottom of this post if you are just here for printmaking teaching resources, and want to skip the waffling! There are two main reasons for my  What Happened at Camp updates. Firstly, I need points of reference for the future. When someone comes up to me in a few years and says “Remember that time we printed …

art, education, summer camp

What Happened at Spring Camp ?…

And so, the Spring break is over, it blew past me like a brisk April gale force wind (yes, Mother Nature, I am taking a dig at your weather).  I thought I would be conscientious, and write my review of the Spring camp on the Saturday after the camp, but it was sunny and beautiful, and there were far …

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My New Workmate

You might have noticed that I have not been blogging much lately, (I’m not sure whom I’m referring to when I write ‘you’ – in all probability, my regular followers have dropped like flies by now!). Anyway, my circumstances have changed a bit recently. I now have an almost-three-year old sharing my workspace with me all …

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Montessori, and the Art of Loosening Up

I’ll be honest with you, I was a tiny bit scared yesterday. On my way to the Boyd Montessori I kept up a stream of thoughts that went a little bit like this – “Yes, I’m a teacher by profession, but Montessori? That’s a whole new ball game. I wonder what the class will be …

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Al dente Art

A couple of days ago, I came across a T-shirt company whose slogan is “Perfectly imperfect”. I gaped in mild dismay “That should be my slogan” I thought ” They have my slogan!! Imperfection is definitely MY thing!” It’s true, I do like my design a little under-cooked, which is why I love printmaking so …

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Juggler extraordinaire

I have made no bones about the fact that this blog is all about juggling.Juggling ideas, juggling roles, keeping all those balls up in the air at the same time and not losing your balance.  Take today for example. I dropped the kids off at school, came back and made these prints:  I quite like …

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Tiny Acts of Bravery

I have burnt a small hole in my credit card while shopping for printable t-shirts today, but I will be brave about it. It is a little scary being a small time Designer and Crafter, and starting a business from scratch. Every day I have a tiny panic attack about where all of this is …

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Screen printing in my dining room #2 or ‘Covering up the mess I make’

This will not be a long post, because I am feeling a bit uncomfortable. As I write this I am acutely aware of the mess I have made around me, and of the fact that in precisely two hours time, two hungry and extremely twitchy children will be back from school looking for things to …

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