Today we are celebrating the joy of childhood and the possibility of creativity with some interactive art from one of my favourite illustrators, Anna Walker.
I know that many of you who regularly stop by are parents, grandparents, educators and like me, people who enjoy the process of playing with colour.
If you live in the southern states of Australia you may even have children home on school holidays at the moment, so I thought that today's activity might be a fun way to spend some time with your children.
The two pieces I've chosen are from gorgeous picture books that Anna has provided the illustrations for and I must say that the first one 'All Through The Year' is one of my all time favourite reads.
So what do you think?
Do you have some time to play with colour?
Is there someone in your world who would love to spend an afternoon bringing these illustrations to life?
If you're keen to bring out your own inner artist or to share the gift of creating with someone special, simply click on the images above to be directed to a PDF version, print out, grab your favourite colouring tools and away you go! Anna has several more activity pages on her website if you want to do more.
I would really love to see your finished pieces.
Perhaps we could have a gallery here next Tuesday showing everyone what fun we've been up to.
In the meantime, you may like to visit Anna at her blog or website and be sure to keep an eye out for her illustrations, you might be surprised where they pop up.
Happy day and enjoy your creative play my friend.
If you have some time and would like to meet some more creative friends, jump on over here & say "G'day!".
PS: Since publishing this I've had a little play with some markers whilst enjoying a cup of tea and what fun it was.
Here are some of Anna's friends adorned with my clothing....come on you know you want to play too!
05.10.11 My lovely friend Denalee has sent in this gorgeous page with the following message...
"I had to spend HOURS on the phone today making business phone calls, and I SO enjoyed coloring to keep my hands busy while my voice was working!
Here's my finished project ... thanks for the distraction Felicity!"