Toothpick Art

I had loads of fun playing and drawing with toothpicks and skewers. I made a tiny stick man and a giant stick man, a warrior bird and a long nosed skewer man. I had a lot of fun.

Six armed warrior bird

Six armed warrior bird

 

Long nosed skewer man

Long nosed skewer man

 

Small stick man

Small stick man

 

Giant Stick Man

Giant Stick Man

Homework and Relaxation

As part of the boys’ long list of homework activities each week, they are to have some ‘relaxation’ time, and record it in their homework book. This is to counterbalance the demands of modern childhood. I think it would be more relaxing to have less homework and not have to write about your ‘relaxation’ time in your homework book… but that’s me.

Here is Hugo’s relaxation log for this week, along with a photo of Rose and Lily, taken the first day they came home. They have grown a little since last week. It’s probably a good thing that the other chickens keep them in line, as they will be the largest of the lot when they finish growing.

hugo RoseLily cuddle Oct2014

I think that’s Lily being stroked. It must be Poppy in the background. Nobody else has such a magnificent tail pattern! (She looks a little jealous of Hugo’s attention, if you ask me.)

Rose and Lily Pteradactyl Twins

Rose on the left, Lily on the right. Rose has a fluffy baby bottom, whereas Lily is tall and elegant. But don’t be deceived. Rose is the boss!

I don’t think it will be long before Hugo is scanning and posting on his own. I found his homework book in the scanner this morning, waiting for my attention. Hugo loves computers, so I think he will be pleased to learn the how-to. My system is not the simplest, however, as it is set up for illustrating as a business, and nothing is automated; everything customised. We’ll find a way to make it work for Hugo though. I just need a little time.