Sprogs, Sculptures And Sketchbooks

17 Feb

I babysat three young relatives today and I’m absolutely shattered. How do parents cope? Kudos, parents. I took them to see Keith Bayliss’ exhibition, The Enclosed Garden, at Mission Gallery. After I threatened them and they stopped running round and being loud, we all settled into the lovely contemplative ambience of the exhibition and absorbed the beauty of the sculptures. I settled the littlies down with their sketchbooks and some pens and they sat on the floor for the best part of an hour, drawing quietly. The drawing above is by Owain aged 7 and the one below by his sister, Rhiannon, who is 5.  Without prompting, Owain drew the male figure and Rhiannon the female one. I thought that was interesting.

The male figure has a bowl on his head and the female figure has a bird. Nathan, their cousin, also 7, drew the male figure as well. His is the drawing below. He also included a lovely little sculpted bird that was on the wall above the figure. It’s great to see the completely different styles between the three of them.

They like working in their sketchbooks and they’re very careful to sign and date their work, like proper little artists. I tried sketching them sketching, but even when they’re doing something quiet, they fidget and wriggle and change position all the time, so I didn’t get much that I was happy with and now I’m way too tired to do any more drawings. I’m off for a bath and an early night once I’ve blogged – they’ve worn me out lol 🙂


8 Responses to “Sprogs, Sculptures And Sketchbooks”

  1. paperstew February 19, 2012 at 04:50 #

    Hope you’ve recovered from the sprog visit! You’re probably dearly loved by those young ones. 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah February 19, 2012 at 10:51 #

      hahaha I think they’re fond of me – every child should have a crazy aunt 🙂

  2. karasartisticaladventures February 18, 2012 at 18:13 #

    I’m loving that pink bird! WOW!

    • Rosie Scribblah February 18, 2012 at 21:35 #

      Have you seen the show yet? It’s fantastic. Brilliant.

  3. Hansi February 18, 2012 at 16:08 #

    The kid’s art is great…yours is pretty good too 🙂

  4. Rowan February 18, 2012 at 03:27 #

    Gorgeous! I love childrens’ drawings so much. I wish Bobbie could draw but she is an Alsation dog.

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