Does Beatrix Potter Eat Galaxy Cake?: Daily Art Practice
Not only has our week been busy with daily life and tea day, but we also celebrated a birthday this weekend. My son loves Star Wars so he asked for a Galaxy Mirror glaze cake. This was the second year that he asked for one and I made an excuse last year because I was too scared to give it a try. I figured I would have to give in eventually, so why not this year? Below is the cake before adding the Lego mini figures that my son made.
Pretty cool, huh? I love the marbling effect.
Tea and Poetry
Our theme this week was Beatrix Potter, picked by my youngest son. He turned 12 and his birthday just happened to coincide with Tea & Poetry Day. He has always loved bunny rabbits, so he picked Beatrix Potter. Our food contained things that could be found in Mr. Mcgregor’s garden.
Of course, a garden themed table is not complete without Dirt Pudding and gummy worms…Yum!
While I read some books, the children colored.
Here are a few of the books we read.
Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box had lovely illustrations and talked about the people that influenced her art and how she received her first set of paints.
Who Was Beatrix Potter had SO much information about her life that I never knew. I had no idea she was a scientist who studied mushrooms and even wrote a scientific paper.
The Art of Beatrix Potter was another great read. It has full page pictures of her illustrations and the sketches that became illustrations. As someone who paints, I love seeing the process behind her work. All of her art is in this book, including her mushroom illustrations, interiors of the houses where she lived and visited and the countryside where she drew most of her inspiration.
Tales of Peter Rabbit and His Friends is a book that I have had since I was a little girl. I love that I can flip to the front cover and see my name written in my 6 year old hand. My hard-cover edition has lasted all these years and to this day, my favorite story in the book aside from Peter Rabbit and the Tale of Benjamin Bunny is The Tailor of Gloucester.
Watercolor With Me In The Forest, is my go-to book when I need an easy relaxing project. It has been busy here lately so my painting time has been cut in half.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My pot of tea this week was Earl Grey again at the request of my kiddos. Never would I have thought they would enjoy it as much as they have.
Happy Tea Day,