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Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake

I love art. I don’t always understand it, but I love it. I love how art draws out emotions and reactions from you. I love how a piece of art can encourage conversation and questions. My two are already regulars at various art galleries. When they were under one they seemed to prefer Cubism – I… Read more »

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Our budget painting – Tara Dennis eat your heart out!

So lately I’ve been feeling that silly sort of guilt that mothers seem to feel in abundance. Surgery this week meant that I wasn’t supposed to cook, amongst other things, so my children had more than their fair share of McDonalds take away. The washing wouldn’t have been done, except that my mother came to help… Read more »

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Laika The Astronaut by Owen Davey

Laika is a stray on the streets of Moscow, until she is chosen to be the first animal into orbit. Most children I know have gone through a fascination of all things space at some point. Given, ‘Laika’ is our dog’s name (let’s just say my husband hasn’t quite outgrown his space fascination), I couldn’t… Read more »

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An ‘Instawalk’ with Australia’s first professional Intagrammer

Instagram, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Pintrest – these are words social media ‘connoisseurs’ are more than familiar with. Ever wondered how people make money off these? Did you even know that these platforms form the basis of some people’s full time income? A whole new world isn’t it? A whole new, digital world. I’d like… Read more »

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Looking at Art 1 2 3

Learning to count is inspired through artwork in this great little book. The National Gallery of Australia has released two books in this series – Looking at Art: 1 2 3 and Looking at Art: Colours. Using famous artwork, all found at the National Gallery, your child explores counting and colours in a much more… Read more »