Friday, February 11, 2011

Dreaming BIG

Our family nest of five is flying haphazardly through February - new routines for school, kinder and work. There is a little bit of nudging, shoving, pecking, some very excited flapping and singing, and yet quite a bit of soothing ruffled feathers, as everyone adjusts to their new rhythm.

We did manage to find time in the last week of the school holidays to make our family collage - inspired by BIG.

BIG is a brand new magazine, coming out later this year. It's about art and creativity and kids - three of my favourite things! The bird gallery there looks amazing - it's very inspiring to see the creative work of kids presented beautifully next to an artist's interpretation of the same theme. Tom, Annalise and I spent two afternoons crafting our birds and their nest, and they feel very proud that their work is featured on the BIG blog.

There's still time for kids to draw, paint, sculpt or write about the theme of birds - any photos sent in by Monday February 14th will be posted on Jo and Lilly's BIG blog.


  1. What a fabulous post! Great to see the nest-making in process! Brilliant, thanks!! X

  2. Hi Karen,

    I have just returned from the edge of the ocean to find your beautiful family of birds nesting in our BIG tree.

    Thank you for the wonderful post and the words and the egg birds and the process pictures that tell so much more of your family story.

    I look forward to more!

    Lilly x