Sunday, May 2, 2010


We had a "home" weekend this past Saturday and Sunday. That means that we basically lie around in our jimmy jams all weekend doing as little as possible. We've had a busy few weeks and really needed to recharge our batteries.

I had a little smile when I got up on Sunday and saw all my knitting lined up on a shelf in the early morning sunshine. Not much more knitting to go now and I can sew it all up.


Next up we wanted some new art supplies - particularly some yummy pens for our planned art project today. We found these in the local $2 shop and look at all the yummy colours.

We spent a lot of time at this table this weekend making mandalas. They are our new art love at the moment. They gave us lots of opportunity to talk about pattern and sequence and all about colour wheels.
Here are some of the mandalas we made. It really was so much fun - very meditative and they really look colourful when we put them all together. We were stupidly happy with them.

Hope you all got up to a little bit more than us.

4 comments:

Jane said...

Lovely art! Where do you get the patterns for your mandalas, or did you draw them yourselves? I think my girls would love these.
I used to have those exact beautiful pens, but my pen thief (aka Brooke) absconded them.

Emma said...

I love love love weekends that dont involve running around like a mad person. Its nice for the kids to play with the toys they have at home.
Love the artworks they look great. Might be something Lili and Jaz can do!

Vanessa said...

Thanks Jane and Emma. Just google mandala colouring in pages and some free printables should come up and then just print them off - easy peasy.

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