Monday, 23 December 2013


I am going to be out of internet range for a week or so and think I will have a little computer down time. To sign off here is a quick recipe you can make as a Christmas gift note to anyone in my immediate family this is what your getting! Just use equal parts of everything and double the amount of tea, or do it to taste. I have to thank my friend Ella for the idea she is full of them.
See you on the flip side...

turn this...

into this...

with these make your own chai instructions

Friday, 20 December 2013

Lisa Golightly

we had our first scorching hot Summers day yesterday and many more to come, the holidays are just beginning and I am looking forward to it. I found these paintings by Lisa Golightly on the Jealous Curator and it pretty much sums up the feeling.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

dark side of the moon

turn this...

into this...

with these moon phase explanation toy instructions
...yeah you heard me

Monday, 16 December 2013


amazing photos of the moon from here

Tomorrow will be our last Art Class for the year, it has been such fun to do it each week. See you there.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Ruslan Khasanov lumen type

Just look at this magical font created with light refraction by Ruslan Khasanov you can also see each letter animated in a short video on his site.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

tiny kite

i think the snow drifts of tiny tissue paper rectangles in class this week was a perfect sign of how much fun we had.
 it was lovely to see all the different kites the children made.
you could of course just like them add as many kites and tails as you like to your stick or i was thinking a nice little water colour painted version would be quite fetching too maybe I will have a try today

turn this...

into this...

with these make your own tiny kite on a stick instructions...

Monday, 9 December 2013


Tomorrow will be our second last Art Class for the year and it is shaping up to be a good one. I will look forward to seeing you if you are close by or have a look back on Wednesday to see what we did and you have a try it at home.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Cai Guo-Qiang

The Gallery of Modern Art,  GOMA in Brisbane is hosting the most amazing installation by Cai Guo-Qiang  I would love to go up and see it it must be overwhelming in real life. You can see more of his work here.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

salt dough decorations

there was not a lot of science but a whole lot of fun in this weeks Art Class as the children made salt dough decorations

turn this...

into this...

with these salt dough decoration instructions...

Monday, 2 December 2013

December Classes

Art Classes for December will continue for three weeks with the final one being on Tuesday the 17th of December. They will still be on Tuesdays from 10.00 am -12.00 pm at Smiley McSlidey studio on the corner of Blyth and Nicholson St in East Brunswick
I will then take a month off for Christmas, Summer holidays and moving house extravaganza. In 2014 the classes will be on a different day either Monday, Thursday or Friday. I will keep you updated before we break for the Summer. See you on tomorrow if you are around about.