Tassy loves to draw. A lot. She has always done what I would call cartoony style drawings. But the other day, she sketched a chair. A realistic looking chair. I was so impressed that I said I'd take her on an excursion on the weekend to do some sketching. Well she was SUPER excited, and I was a bit surprised at that! She really wanted to buy some supplies first. All we really needed were some good sized sketching pads cos we have an good supply of leads, graphite pencils, watercolours and pastels. But we ended up buying charcoal rods, charcoal pencils and oil pastels. All from our local cheapo shop.
We went to Lanyon Homestead for our little excursion. First we sat on a picnic rug in the sun which was so nice but later we moved to a table so we could have milkshakes and brownies while we continued. :)
Here is the scene we were sketching first. The milking shed and machinery shed and surrounds.
Here's my sketch...
and here's Tassy's. She decided to just sketch the machinery shed.
Tassy was quicker than me so she went on to do sketch this fence.
We wandered around and took a few photos.
We didn't pay to go inside the homestead so I just took this pic thru a window. ;)
We finished up sketching this bench while we listened to a wedding ceremony happening nearby. Now we know all about Linda gyrating to "If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it" at Ray... apparently.
She didn't want to stop once we got in the car so she drew this on the way home. It's her hand holding a tiny branch of pine needles.
We had such a lovely morning. I was so impressed with Tassy's sketching and she is keen to do it again. Maybe with Granny when she visits - she's a good artist. :)