The weather is improving and there are now odd days where we have sunshine! I was about to throw out my mother’s day flowers when I realised the foliage would be great for a Cyanotype print. I wrote a very simple blog post last year which will explain the basics of this printing process here. Here are the three stages of this print – Pre … Continue reading Cyanotypes revisited
If you read my previous post about using our creation ‘Bolt’ to help with open ended lockdown learning, you will know that Nick and I were trying to make a site where grown ups could access open ended and creative learning for children. This blog is now Live here. It is a work in progress and one that we hope to add to regularly. We … Continue reading Bolt and Friends is now live…
Lockdown 2021 has hit harder than ever. People are struggling and some parents trying to home school their children are feeling frustrated and confused. Many are feeling guilty that they aren’t ‘getting it right’. Part of that is due to parents obviously wanting to do their best for their children but not fully understanding the emphasis that is placed on things that ‘weren’t around’ when … Continue reading Learning in Lockdown – Meet Bolt!
Having been suddenly plunged into a world of remote learning once again, my son was asking this morning how he could help my grandchildren. Many grandparents like myself are part of a support bubble and may also be anxious about how they can support so I thought I’d just share a few ideas to use with young children. None of these are rocket science and … Continue reading Learning in Lockdown
Yesterday we had one of ‘those incidents’ that cause us to stop, reflect and then re double our efforts to get the Limb difference awareness’ message out there.I’m just going to post a screen shot from my daughter in law, Tommy’s mum and fellow trustee of limbbo. Two things strike me here1. Tommy is a very lucky young boy.He is surrounded by love, he has … Continue reading limb difference awareness
When this is all over … This Is Tommy’s refrain at the minute. Our conversations via FaceTime are discussions about what he’s been doing balanced with what he wants to do ‘when this is all over.’ I think many of us are feeling like that – what WILL happen in the future what will our new normal look like? More to the point what are … Continue reading When this is all over …
Having spent a few weeks being completely immersed in and experimenting with Cyanotypes (see previous post), I finally produced some images that I was happy with. I’ve decided to combine my love of printing with my work as a trustee of LimbBo Foundation and create a series of cards to sell. For those of you who don’t know me personally the LimbBo foundation is a … Continue reading CYANOTYPE Cards
At the start of Lockdown I read a ‘letter from Italy’ that was doing the rounds on social media. It basically said that they were a few weeks ahead of us and to expect a burst of enthusiasm – new books, skills, excercise… and then we would hit a wall and feel completely exhausted. True to form I did lots of sewing, knitting, botanical drawing, … Continue reading Cyanotypes
Unprecedented times where nothing is as it was. We all have different roles and different skills and I honestly believe that supporting each other is the only way forward. ‘I’m retired ( well sort of) and will be spending a lot of time with at least 2 of my grandchildren. I’ll share photos of what we have been doing as many activities will be outdoors … Continue reading How can I help?