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My Dad’s first exhibition

I have great news, my Dad (Don Wilkie) has had the amazing opportunity to put on his first exhibition of his oil paintings.Β He has always been an inspiration, and a positive supporting influence in my work.

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He was interviewed by the local rag where they highlighted his exhibition.Dads Article

He has been more recently focussed on World War II aircraft, but really is versatile in his subject matter.His Facebook page for his art studio can be found here. Here are some of my favorite picks from his work:

This is a painting of my son (his grandson) at 1 year old.
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Painting of Highland CattleHighland_cows

Paintings of World War II Aircraft:Vineyard_Plane Plane Typhoon

CONGRATS DAD!!!

Celebrating 100th day of Kindergarten

It has been a few months since I posted a craft/art project my son (whose 5 1/2) and I have worked on together. The objective of this project was to complete the homework assignment for the 100th day in Kindergarten (due Tuesday 12th Feb).

Objective:

  • To complete the project your child will need to collect 100 items
    Sean has been collecting beer bottle tops for a while now. He counted out 100 tops (all on his own).
  • After collecting the items they will decide how they will display them. Your child should bring their project to school to share with the class.
    Sean decided we could make a spaceship out of recycled materials (he was given several options to choose from πŸ˜‰ )
  • Have fun and be creative
    I think Sean did a great job, don’t you think so !!

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Materials:

  • 100 x beer bottle caps
  • 1×1.25L Coke Bottle (for the rocket body)
  • 1 x large laundry detergent bottle (for the wings)
  • 100 x Craft Glue dots (for the body) and some Glue stripes (for the nose)
  • 4 x 1/8 rivets (to adhere the wings)
  • 1 x can of white spray paint (for body)
  • 1 x can of black spray paint (for nose)
  • Stickers (Sean choose his flags and 100 stickers)

Surprisingly enough, Sean stuck on most of the beer bottle tops and with supervision we spray painted the bottle, once dried he stuck on the stickers.

As parents, we cut the shapes of the wings and the bottle, so the wings hold, with a blade and then used rivets to hold the wings in place.

We are still thinking of adding flames out of paper, so it can launch πŸ™‚