Our creative table – oil pastels

Our Creative Table rectangle

Today, while out exploring the sunny day with camera in hand, I discovered that I had filled up my SD card.  So this evening I took the time to get the photographs off and to clean up the card.  That means I can finally share some photos that have been awaiting my attention for a while now.

Back in October I set up another creative table for the Oh Waily kids.   This time I put out some oil pastels and a few knickknacks as possible prompts.

Here are some of the results.

This is Miss Oh’s view and first piece of art.  She pretty much chose to ignore the prompts, but for a later piece where she wrote out, in colours, the word ‘love’.  For the keen sighted, you might notice her drawing of Sqaishy in her art journal.

Oil Pastel 1

Here we have Master Oh’s main piece, which turned in to something of a series.  These days his art isn’t so much just a drawing as a visual piece of a very long, convoluted and involved verbal story.  But I’m sure you can see that he was inspired by the frog, only these frogs have a lot of super-powers and stuff going on that is both exciting and gruesome at the same time.

Oil Pastel Frogs

And Miss Oh’s main piece from the oil pastel day was on a very consistent theme for her – hearts.Oil Pastel Heart

And that pretty much sums up our oil pastel creative table.  What have you and yours been creating lately?


What Did We Do Today?


Today there was coffee !  And some applied maths… multiple-step multiplication and addition to work out the right number of blocks to make paths in Minecraft, for both kids.  Also some discussion about different patterns and how to construct them.   In between that there was a trip to the shops, a library visit for new reading books, a letter in the post from a home ed friend of Miss Oh’s who now lives in Christchurch, a play at the park, and a spotting of multiple baby ducks.
One of the ducklings elicited a great deal of excitement in that it looked to be the same “Sqaishy” duck we had seen a couple of weeks ago.  Minecrafters will probably know which one is meant.  Apologies for the hideous quality, it was a bright day & I only had my phone on me, so it’s pretty awful with no white balance.


Added to this Miss Oh has recorded her fourth episode of Rainbow World, and we’ve noticed that she now has 9 subscribers – one away from her goal of 10 !!  Thanks to those of you who have been kind enough to sub up, as I know it’s a royal pain if you don’t have a Google account.

Interestingly, as I sat down to write this post I was thinking that there really wasn’t much going on today.  Maybe there was after all.

And that’s pretty much what we did today.  Hope your Friday has been a good one!