Saturday, 13 June 2015

Day 3. Laureate Project - Family Sketchbook Journey

Chris Riddell's 5 Point Plan
Our inspiration!

Calm. Calm. Calm. 

We’ve tried drawing before dinner and after dinner, and now - just before bedtime reading. 

After dinner, after sorting out logistics of the next day, washing dishes, the quotidian detail of daily life, we cleared the table (again) and got out the sketchbooks. 

We chatted about the day, stories from school, plans for the weekend. It was calm. The epitome of civilized. 

I finished first (again) so started to read Harry Potter aloud to everyone else whilst they sat scribbling away. My eldest has re-discovered the books and is currently reading The Half Blood Prince. My youngest wants to read The Philosopher’s Stone, but is a tad young to tackle the whole thing unaided. So, we’re taking it in turns to read aloud (youngest – a paragraph at a time). 

Polishing off half an hour’s sketching with a spot of reading aloud, fed neatly into bedtime reading. 


There was no compulsion to switch on any screens – why would you? Talk about a clear marker for the end of the day. 

Ah, JOY! BLISS! Long may this continue! 

I do hope the wheels don’t fall off this project too soon. Either way, I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.

DAY 3 #ProjectSketchbook Kicking off with the two boys...

I love this chap, drawn from a dinosaur toy. Love the geometric pattern Oliver!

A side profile and front profile of a pterodactyl dinosaur toy. And some stick men at WAR ready to fight it!

The eternal inspiration of nursery rhymes and fairy tales for Freya.

Sadly, these are not coal-like rocks, but satsumas. Drawing is so HARD - but I am enjoying it - and learning too.

The Hubster - drawing Oliver as Oliver was drawing.

A treasure to keep.

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