Well after about five minutes of Spring, it appears Summer arrived today. Clear blue skies, hot sun and plenty of time amusing ourselves in the backyard. I love it when you supply the kids with a few basics and they get some kind of creative momentum and the art just evolves.
We started out doing this. Look at the little weasel suggesting where I put my next nought.
Plenty of room on the random 70's slab for everyone and shaded all day by our macadamia nut tree. Liongirl on scrub duty, Legoman cracking the nuts and Roboboy providing the crosses.
Then in miss Liongirl's opinion we needed a bit of this.
Which then prompted a bit of this. Amazing how vibrant the colours are with wet chalk.
Which then inspired Roboboy to release an exclusive print run of chalk lithographs.
Sun + concrete slab + chalk + water + paper = about 2 hours of very happy, creative children. A perfect start to the school holidays really.
Additional note : chalk lithography appears to have limited durability as when they dry most of the chalk flakes off, but we didn't seem to mind about that. We are a little more concerned about the fact that it was 29 degrees on only the 17th day of Spring.