Thursday, 18 August 2011


Yesterday we did some marbling for the children's art journals and this is the result...

And here is a great video about the art of marbling which was apparently started in either Turkey of Persia in the 1100's; the Turks developed a different type of marbling [called ebru] using thickened water which you can still see practised by specialist artists in Turkey today- see the video below for some art in progress!

We have also been watching lots of 'how things are made' videos on You Tube - we watched the intitial video in response to one of the children asking how glass was made.  They found them so interesting that they watched more and more of them.....learning that bubble gum was made of rubber and plastic has put them off of it for life alhamdulillah [I hate the stuff and chewing gum in the house is banned but at least now they agree with me, lol].

Other than this we haven't done much else as hubby had an exam today and I have spent a lot of the last day or so helping him to revise.  Back to normal tomorrow inshaAllah!


ummrashid said...

Assalamualaykum, It's nice to be reading you again sis. Love the marbling maashAllah.

Umm Adam said...

Wa alaikum assalaam my dear sister, it's nice to be back alhamdulillah and we need those 'down' times in life to bring us closer to Our Lord. Jazakillahu khair for sticking with me!

Wassalaam xXx