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Enjoy the children, their love for each other and their open hearted wonder and excitement.
Over time you will get to know the farm through their eyes and will see how they spend their day with each other in a very rich, organic way.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In the eye of the beholder ...

Today was glorious. 

The weather, the children and all we did.

Frankie, Kornelius, Samson, Oliver and I had the best of times.  Walking, playing ... in imaginary worlds galore,  visiting the vege patch, cuddling guinea pigs and even a walk to the convent where we visited the c3 art space

That was a first for these guys my story to share out of many today and a treat as you'll see why ...

In we walked past prints on the wall (if you click on the c3 link, you can see some info about each of the artists works) at first to a little room at the end.  Framed works surrounded us all part of the theme.  Each piece contained a grid and within each space in the grid layered colours that looked like it had three bands in it.  Some were more monochormatic and some a little more contrasting or dramatic all quite gentle and looking lovingly attended to.

As the children looked round and took them in, wondering out loud what they were.  Samson pipes up and says, 'Oh, it's beds,'  like he was looking at an image of hundreds of little beds all lined up neatly, each band I imagine a base, mattress and covers or something similar.  Kornelius agreed and soon they were all chatting.  'I like those beds.'  'I like this bed.'  'That beds like my bed.'

We walked into the next space with large images on the wall.  Next I hear Samson again, 'Look at this one.'  Kornelius joining, 'Yeah, it's my favourite ~ what is it?' and I looked to see them in an excited huddle with Frankie and Oliver, looking at the fire extinguisher!

Our next discovery was glorius ... and this time it didn't matter what it was as it just instantly drew us in ... the children loved it ... I'll show you a pic of the whole thing and then shots of what it was actually created from ...

... as you'll see everything in it is recycled ...

.. a crocheted owl ..

.. lots of covered coat hangers ..

.. tea cosies ..

.. lots of bananas in pyjamas ..

.. dolls ..

.. more tea cosies, doilies and beanies ..
every little thing was a source of fascination and the overall size was as well to the children

.. and last thing for today, I just had to share Kornelius' t-shirt which he so proudly showed us all once the day warmed up enough for the layers to be peeled back a little ..

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