Friday, April 15, 2011

Rhody's Wrapping Paper goes to Market

Rhody with a bundle of his monotype printed wrapping paper

 Creative monotype Printmaking without a Press using paint made into wrapping paper handmade by Rhody

Rhody set up his stall and took this picture

 Rhody's friends came and supported him at his grand stall opening. Sales were very good on the opening day. There was a run of customers at one stage. I was standing back in absolute awe watching the children interact with each other and the customers. One was looking after the customers, another sorting change and another stocking the table with new rolls of wrapping paper. I consciously kept my distance. They new where I was if they needed help. It was so heart warming watching the children instantly take on roles and sorting it all out themselves, creating synergy and team work. The children are only 6 years old. I want to sincerely thank Judith Sinnamon the Montville Market Organiser, and all of the people that help put the Market together every month. Also thanks to Deb for the yummy savoury polenta pancakes and all the people who bought Rhody's paper. Rhody said he liked 'doing the money'. Rhody is not very clear about currency denominations. However with the help from the customers and his friends he is working it out. I supported and encouraged Rhody in this little project as I thought it was a fun way for him to fully engage and realise his creativity. And a practical way to build self awareness, inner confidence, organisation and communication skills.

Montville market is on the second Saturday of each month. Hope to see you there sometime. Candyxx


Nicola Moss said...

Great one Candice, Rhody looks so happy with his bundle of papers (and growing up). I think it's a great idea, as you say a real confidence booster and learning experience.
Best wishes.xx.

Rachael Lee said...

You are a great Mum Candy! Congratulations Rhody the paper looks beautiful.

KatrinaRecycled said...

Great enterprising creative idea for Rhody! Bet you guys had lots of fun making these! Maybe next time I visit, Rhody will teach me!

Candice Herne said...

Hi Nicola, Rachael, and Katrina thanks! We are all having fun. Childhood is over so quickly. Candyxx