Monday, May 01, 2006

Therapy: Retail & Art!

Am attempting to move on past Saturday's emotional shock to the system. Thank you to those who left supportive comments for my last post; it was very comforting.

The rest of the weekend passed with a large bout of therapy of both the retail and the art kind. Emily and Jon spent most of Sunday out shopping for both food and holiday bits and bobs. At other times over the weekend and this afternoon they were busy with arty stuff. Emily painted this lovely abstract piece which she's called "Flight of a Butterfly":
She also spent a long time making clay cats - this is Yellow Fang, Thunderclan's Medicine Cat (yes, we still have Warrior Cat fever):

This morning, Emily worked on some tricky money maths problems, and did lots more handwriting practice (her choice). After that, she wrote a nonsense poem about her ballet class, swapping around verbs and adjectives to best effect.

This afternoon, it was more arty stuff with Jon. Emily painted rocks we found in Cumbria and Jon did some beautiful miniature landscapes.

Meanwhile, I've been hard at work (still) on the new shop which will hopefully be launching on Wednesday. It's just dawned on me that this weekend, due to our being away the following week, I need to write two weeks worth of BBC stuff, the big long monthly press agency piece and an Aspire magazine article. Hmmm. Considering I normally struggle to get one set of BBC work done each weekend, I think I may have to re-plan the weekend and actually - gasp! - do some of the work in advance instead of leaving it to the last minute!

1 comment:

4 girls and 3 boys said...

Wow lovely art work. I love the cat and the butterfly picture what a talented girl Emily is.

Jon's are great too.