I have had this song in my head for a while but haven't known how I wanted to portray it!
When I saw Susi's blog this morning she said that to make faces you need to practice so that is what this is - a practice piece!
Many years ago I was at college in Liverpool - it was known then as a college for Domestic Science and we had experience in a range of subjects including Laundrywork, Furnishing, Sewing, Art, Science, Cookery(of course - although this ranged from cooking Edwardian meals through to the new rage at the time - using a microwave oven and using meat substitute products!) The best thing though was living in flats for two weeks with another student - this meant that we learned to run a home of our own including childcare. For two of the weeks we would set off early morning to pick up the same child each day from the Strawberry Fields Childrens Home - we would look after the child for the day including having to play with them, feed them and then bath them before walking back with them late afternoon.
I do wish that I had been able to use these skills when I began teaching but when the curriculum went through changes, first to becoming Home Economics and then (for goodness sake!) Food Technology - which put a halt to a lot of the practical side and making folders seemed to be more important! Whoops! Sorry about that rant but I still feel we are failing children in schools by not giving them guidance in Domestic matters.
This page started based on my memories but I realise now it is as much about about the fact that education leaders seem to have closed their eyes to what our children need!
I drew an outline with a Stabilo all pencil then painted over using acrylics and wiped some off with a babywipe. I added a blue background by adding paint with a baby wipe.
To make my Strawberries I used one of the That's Crafty Dinky stencils that I won from Lynne - I added some seed with a glitter pen.
As you can see, my writing took a turn for the worse, but I needed this line from the song to be here.
Oh! By the way, our college was quite close to Penny Lane too and we used to go down to shop after lectures.
This is being linked to Art Journal Journey where Hazel's theme 'If music be the food of love' is inspiring me.
It will also fit into a slot at Moo Mania and More with my 'Hearts' strawberries
Thanks for looking, Chris