Thursday, February 19, 2009

Family fun day at the paper mill

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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.

3 Comments:

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.
annie

2/22/2009 4:10 AM  

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