The name ThistleDew came from my parents.
They owned a boat when I was young and that is the name they gave it.
"Thistle" (sounds like) This will....and "Dew" (sounds like) Do. Hence...This will do!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Trio of Frogs

I would love to introduce you to "Reymosteerio" the Frog.
Braden's first piece of Art! And a fine looking frog don't you think? *when he was complete I took the picture of him, added the text and printed him out so he could show him to everyone. "Rey" is residing here with my two frogs for a bit. We have another "Clay Day" planned to make "Rey" something to rest his feet on, so Braden will be able to hang his masterpiece on his bedroom wall. We had a ball together claying! And CF's stlye of writing made doing this project easy, peasy for us. It was very, very hard for me to keep my hands out of Braden's work. :) The only thing I helped him with was the circle of garnet beads on "Rey's" back. I am so proud of my Grandson. We spent about 2 hours working on our frogs. Braden is 7 and his attention span is fairly good, but he was wanting to finish faster than I wanted him to! You know what I mean?! I was trying to teach him to pay attention to detail. So when he was finished we browsed through CF's book and found where she was showing different tools for texture. I got out my tools and gave Braden a big ole scrap of clay and he played for at least another hour while "Rey" was in the oven. He kept watching the timer, ticking down the minutes. The frog on the bottom left is my dry run frog I made the day before our "Clay Day". *I was thinking....geezee I hope I can pull this off...teaching and all....since I have only had my hands in polyclay for a bit over a year :) The frog on the bottom right is the one I made along with Braden on the first of many "Clay Days" to come!


Polka Dot Creations said...

Those are great frogs! I never would have guessed they were made by a 7-year-old.

Melanie said...

Thanks for stopping by Lisa! "Rey" is the frog Braden made....the other 2 were my attempts... :)