Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Land Art for Kids Workshop

Land Art for Kids Workshop, originally uploaded by escher....

So we did our first Land Art for Kids workshop on Saturday at Lancaster University and what a great time we all had!

Eighteen kids accompanied by parents and grandparents, JRTPickle and myself and I would be hard-pressed to say who enjoyed it the most. The kids all made loads of things and were really enthused but so did the adults. They all came up to us and said that they are always so busy going from a to b that they never bother to stop and look at what is actually there. Many of them, kids and adults alike, remarked that they were really surprised with what they found and taken aback at how much fun they had making things from what they had collected.

It surely will be the first of many and it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to think that maybe we had opened some of their eyes to what a fun and free activity it is. What is there not to like!

There are more pictures from the day at Land Art for Kids.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Land Art for Kids 'In the Woods'

Maybe I should have called this: "Land Art for Big Kids 'Head in the Clouds!'"

I finished and published this book a little while ago and have completely neglected to tell anyone about it! Sloppy eh?!

My excuse is I've been completely distracted by everything growing, all those new leaves and flowers and stuff have dragged my brain off to somewhere else entirely. But seeing as that is what land art is all about for me I guess that is a good thing!

Who needs to tell everyone about a book when it is much more fun standing in a stream or smelling buttercups!

JRT Pickle and I are doing a workshop for kids on Saturday at the University and we are really looking forward to it.

Any chance to spend time with people with a similar mental age to me (that'll be five), rooting around in woods, eating worms, getting covered in mud and sticking leaves on sticks is alright by me! Only time will tell if the kiddies manage to have more fun than I do!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

How cool! Land art jewellery!

Recently a blogging friend of mine (see Artemesia's Studio) ran a bracelet making competition to see what could be created using my photos as inspiration.

Well, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the winner!

The inspiration was my Mayday Colour Totem sculpture:-

May Day Colour Totem, originally uploaded by escher....

And the result spectacular!

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see someone make something inspired by something I have done. I'm grinning from ear to ear! So thanks to Kate and Emanda and please have a read about the challenge, the process and results here.