Do you remember dragging a stick along the beach as a child? Or along a dirt road?
This week, our family had the pleasure of playing on the beach. It was so nice to get outside and enjoy the Queensland winter sun!
The boys quickly discovered a stick each and set about leaving a trail.
There's something special about making a mark ... leaving a trail ... creating a pattern ... on an enormous outdoor 'canvas'!
It was a pleasure watching my children engage in an activity that I enjoyed as a child too - drawing in the sand.
I was reminded that art isn't confined to the realms of paint and paper.
The great outdoors is packed with places to be creative! Chalk on the driveway or footpath. A grass field in which to arrange leaves, sticks, flowers and pebbles. A river bank.
What's your favourite outdoor environment to be creative in?
Which reminds me, have you read our latest story ... "Aunt Lou's Cockatoo"? The cockatoo in the story also thought that art shouldn't be limited to paint and paper! :o
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