Jul 1, 2010

My Creative Space

My Creative Space is all about Busy this week. I think the behaviour issues we have had seem to have come about at the same time as I have been really busy with wholesale orders and Chef has started working an extra shift a week. Coincidence? I think not. So I devoted some extra special intensive time with her the other day playing for a good couple of hours... I generally find playing with the toy ponies etc completely painful I am not afraid to admit- but I did it anyway , my undivided attention. I know I need to do it more...
Gwam-ma ( my mum) arrives on Saturday from the big smoke, bags heavily laden with gifts no doubt ,  so we thought we had better paint her a picture...intense concentration required:

I really love this picture of her....
Painting was great; she was happy and I was happy snapping pictures of her.
Now, get some sustenance and head over to Kirstys to have a sticky beak at all the creative spaces...

22 comments:

  1. adorable curls!! what s sweetie, looks like she is having a great ol creative time of her own there. enjoy the gwam ma time, my own folks just visited me and having that breathing space has been wonderful!

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  2. Super sweet. Here's a blob of blue paint right back at you! Have a great day today.

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  3. Thats a beautiful picture-definately a keeper.

    xB

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  4. your pics are looking soo very, very amazing Ms Chunkychooky!
    that is a great one.
    pics for grandmas are the best. they love doing them & they love the response they get when they give them.
    have a great weekend lovey ♥

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  5. great photos - love the curls!

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  6. love her concentration, and her beautiful curls
    children are certainly a creative challenge!

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  7. She looks like she is having a lovely time. Enjoy the visit with Gwanma

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  8. Cath, I'm the same with the intensive one-on-one time... it's not always easy, but they love it so much. I try and do something special with her every day, if I can, the rest of the time we mosey on through the day doing our own stuff, but side by side.

    On a different subject - I am loving the photos you are posting lately - all so good. You're such a talent.
    x

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  9. look at those beautiful curls

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  10. so great to watch child creativity at work - love the photos!

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  11. Yes painting is fun... but some of the other games - well... to be nice lets just say they're not so fun!
    Great photos. Busy is so so so gorgeous.

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  12. Aaww Cute!! I'm sure that she loved the extra special one on one time and the fun painting.

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  13. Such a beautiful little girl! She must get her creative focus from her Mum! Little Guy and I have been painting more this week, it seems to be the first thing he wants to do when he wakes up from his nap.

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  14. that is a spectacular photo of busy. I look forward to the day that I can sit down and paint with my toddler with someone else minding the bub for a while. It's time!

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  15. Gorgeous photograph, gorgeous wee girl. Totally with you on the difficulty of pony play. I spent two hours doing puzzles this afternoon...just a little too long I think! But the small person loved it and as you say,that's what we do it for! Hope you enjoy your visit from Gwam-ma

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  16. the photo is beautiful ... and your daughter looks perfect with that smidge of purple. so sweet.
    My Creative Space

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  17. Oh what a wonderful photo!! I love it! I'm in small child mode too at the moment (my sister's 5 and 3 year olds are with me for 2 weeks)... I'm remembering the wisdom of choosing my battles ;) Have a nice weekend with your mum! Kx

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  18. Great picture and thats some lovely painting Busy!

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  19. gorgeous photo. she is so cute. delegate my little pony duties to gwam ma

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  20. Yay for gwam-ma's...!! Adore the shots of Busy, I had my share of thomas the tank engine when they boys were little, now that was painful, so I hear ya on the ponies!

    Good on you for the 1:1 time, had some myself this morning on the way to the principals office with Rah...sighs...teenage boys, how hard is it to get to class, I long for the days of being able to sit and paint with him :)

    Hope you have an awesome time with your Mum :)

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  21. Good on you!!! That bottom shot of busy is BRILLIANT!!! Look at those eyes!! x

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  22. I was speaking to a 'professional' the other day and she was saying that it is good to have a specific amount of time at the same time each day where you do whatever the child wants for 15-30mins - undivided attention and that is really helpful. Ponies I can imagine sound painful that we have so far avoided

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