Mini-Masterpieces:’Life’s a Beach’
It’s the 1st June already, and time for the Mini-Masterpieces Link-up again. The link-up will now appear on the 1st day of every month (this makes it much easier to remember) and will be left open for people to contribute to until the next one goes live, so that there’s plenty of time to take part, because I for one am often ‘late for the party’.
My own kids aren’t as prolific as they once were when it comes to drawing and painting. My eldest in particular is becoming more independent and discovering new interests of his own, and now prefers to make things rather than paint or draw. He loves to watch programmes on TV like Scrap Heap Challenge, and I came across a website the other day which I suspect might be right up his street in a year or two. Makezine.com, is full of geeky, techy, off-beat creations. It’s not just for kids, but is very ‘boyish’ in its appeal to all ages. In their own words ‘MAKE is loaded with exciting DIY projects and how-to’s that help you make the most of the technology in your life’.
My younger son still enjoys his artwork, but lacks confidence. He often wants me to draw things for him, which I feel doesn’t really achieve anything. Unlike most kids, he hates to get messy but he does enjoy painting, so he loves the digital artwork he can create on my iPad. He’s currently going through a ‘beach’ phase in this subject matter, in that most of his artwork at present depicts the beach. I’m not sure what’s behind this, as he was doing these even before our recent trip to the coast. So for my contribution to this month’s Mini-Masterpieces, I’m sharing ones of his recent works from this series!
Rememer that as well as the monthly Mini-Masterpieces link-up, you can also contribute your children’s work to the Artful Kids Flickr Group. The only rules are that work should be by children under 12 years of age, and that it should be a painting, drawing or collage.
Share your Mini-Masterpieces below: