Thursday, February 19, 2009

Family fun day at the paper mill

Another free family fun day (actually it’ll be two days). This time it was at Apsley paper mill. We made Artists’ Trading Cards, and tried out paper-weaving, drawing, and racing paper boats made to our own design. In snatched moments I quickly sketched some of the other participants who seemed to be either a parent or grandparent with one or two children in tow. I’ve always thought that grandparents could be much more patient than a parent when in charge of a child, but there was one grandmother
(not shown here) who disproved that theory. While I happily watched as Xavier created exactly what he wanted and made rather a hash of his Artist Trading Cards, a rather determined little girl was exasperating her grandmother because she wasn't compliantly producing the kind of cards her granny wanted her to.


Blogger Anita Davies said...

There's always one isn't there Julie...Enough to make your blood boil!

2/20/2009 12:32 AM  
Anonymous kate fern said...

These are lovely sketches, I always wish I could draw my own children like this...

2/20/2009 2:40 AM  
Blogger annie said...

Yes, there's always one and they don't want to hear-- and seem blind to see--anything that encourages a child's freedom to create. My blood
boils, too, Anita.

2/22/2009 4:10 AM  

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