To prove I’m still here, I’m popping up some single illustrations done for the Department of Education and Training this year. The brief read thus:
The purpose of the four wall friezes is to encourage families to engage in learning activities with their child everyday. On each frieze there will be eight panels – a cover and a panel for each day of the week, with a different illustration of a family member(s) and a child/children engaged in a learning activity related to the theme. For example:
- Music: dancing/singing, etc.
- Science: cooking/exploring nature, etc.
- Maths/numeracy: counting/measuring/block building/puzzles, etc.
- Imaginative play: dress ups/cubby houses/pretend play/creative play spaces, etc.
The DET are happy for me to post fragments of the artwork I did for them, and you will hopefully come across the full design somewhere; perhaps in your local library.
Not surprisingly there was a dog or a chicken in each illustration… Oh actually, I couldn’t find a hygienic way to get a dog or a chicken onto the kitchen bench for the Maths illustration. Rats.
(…There were no rats in the kitchen either.)
Tommy from Thunderstorm Dancing enjoyed a new incarnation here. So did some of the other characters.
There’s that spaniel again. She keeps popping up.
My 12 year old got morphed into a 15 year old for this illustration. That was fun. I morphed him back again later. I’m not ready for a 15 year old.
Geeky girl gardener enjoys some science play. I like a geeky girl and I like her taste in chickens.