Thursday, January 24, 2013

Illustration by Orla Walsh






Today I received in the mail a lovely letter and this illustration  from Orla Walsh who came with her brother Eamon to my studio last week to help make a Walsh Family mosaic of a seagull in a beach setting.

We had such a lovely time together.

 They are excellent young  people to make art with because they are focused, imaginative and have wonderful manners. 

They were a pleasure to have in my class and I miss their intelligent and sensitive conversation. 

  This illustration I have laminated and put up on my wall of fame in my studio. 

I love it because it has all the elements that speak to me of magic and joy. 

It is full of happy Kings, Queens, Princesses and Princes. 

Mermaids are another personal favourite of mine. 


Orla and Eamon with the ungrouted seagull mosaic.

Orla, Janet Keen,  mosaic tutor  and Eamon 

Didn't they do a wonderful job?

Creative quotes of the day 

 ‘If children are to keep alive their  inborn sense of wonder, they  needthe companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.’— Rachel Carson


 ‘To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.’Albert Einstein 


‘Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.’

Eudora Welty


Children's  and Young Adults, After School Creativity Classes. 

 I am enrolling students in after school creativity classes at the moment. Numbers are limted to six people per class. 

The charge is $25.00 per child  per session including most materials. 

A starter pack of a visual diary and some basic art supplies will be recommended so that your child can do some creative work at home. 

We may be doing an end of year exhibition in the Rotorua Public Library so you may be required to buy some 10 by 10 stretched canvases that you can obtain from The Warehouse. 

10 by 10 MDf boards are available for sale from my studio for $4.00 each.

Times are Monday, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays after school for one hour.

Please phone 346-3435 if you are interested in having your child included.

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