Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Give a bunch of Children gloss paint.........




What would happen if you gave some under 11 year old's a selection of gloss paint and told them to decorate a playground wall?.......well unsupervised it would probably look like an explosion in a paint factory but with the guidance of 2 fab teachers (Jenny, and Terri) the end result was amazing.


The children really loved it and got very creative indeed, the end wall was drawn by me and painted by the children, I will pop back sometime this week and black out line the insects to show their features.


Whenever requested I would conjure up whatever insect they required, bee or a worm or a dragonfly to join the garden of beautiful flowers that were completely their own creations.

The children see the wall every playtime and get great satisfaction in talking about their artistry with their friends, perhaps next year we can add too it and end up with a wall chocka block with flowers and mini beasts.....

This is Jamie's school


and straight opposite the school is St Barnabas Church.......

I am not really a church goer but I can appreciate the workmanship involved with these structures especially as my grandpa Tucker use to build leaded lights (windows). My brother use to go to my grandpa's workshop when he was about 15 and help him, when he left school he went and worked with grandpa full time and has become a very gifted craftsman himself.

The PTA are organising a Christmas concert with Sherborne Town Band and we are holding it in the church this year, I think it will be a wonderful evening in a beautiful setting. Mum (the retired florist) has agreed to come and do a beautiful pedestal arrangement with a Christmas feel, so I will start coveting anyone owning a holly tree with some berry on it!

These are the thatched cottages next to the church, we live 2 villages away from Queen Camel as house prices in this particular village are a little out of our league and personally if I were to spend that amount of money on a house I would want land and a private driveway.

I hope you enjoyed a look around my local area...

**Alex**




6 comments:

April said...

I love that wall - it's great.

Your village is lovely too!

Thank you so much for the cupcake camper van canvas! I love it!!!

April xx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

I very much enjoying the look around thank you :-) the wall is fab ! what a lovely thing to do!
Lesley x

dawnwoodward said...

Berries? on holly? it's not the year for it I'm told ( by hubby)- a very poor year for berries indeed!! In crisis situations like this, the tip is to wire up bunches dried peas which are then given a coat of lovely red (enamel) paint! Ahhh, how nostalgic.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I'm Glad you liked your camper van painting April and you are welcome...The wall was good fun and its a shame we have almost finished but I think we have been very lucky with weather on Mondays and its a bit much to expect it to last... Dawn what a fantastic idea about the peas I will definitely do that as she has floristry wire that I can use...cheers me dear!
xx

karen said...

That wall looks fab hun ni You and the children should be so proud.

Petticoat Lane said...

The wall is brilliant, what a great idea.
Your village is beautiful and the school looks lovely. Just like the school we're trying to get Imogen into, fingers crossed. I went to a small village school and loved it.
Jane. x