Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Ed sings a Transport Song for the TRANSPORT ROOM.

Monday, 19 July 2010


Most people find watercolour paint difficult to use but Maria's pictures are delicate and fresh.

She is a terrific artist.

Andy's drawings are completely different to Maria's.

They always have bold shapes and powerful colours.

Here he is copying some leaves from a book of flowers and plants.

Danny's drawings are more abstract.

He draws neverending lines using crayons and felt pens until the whole paper is covered in one gorgeous texture.

We will use everyone's work to make a collage of flowers in the FLOWER GARDEN ROOM.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Blue's first notes for pictures for the TRANSPORT ROOM.

Using Blue's lists of vehicles we printed out pictures from the internet.

This is the Batmobile.

We cut all the pictures out and Rachel and Andy covered the backs with wallpaper paste.

Blue said they should all go in a line like traffic on a road.

Ed helps to take down some masking tape that we left behind last time.

Andy carefully sticks the cars down in a neat line.

The TRANSPORT ROOM is nearly ready.

Blue says the children will be flabbergasted when they see their room.

He's right - it's a fantastic job.

The last time Orient Street Respite Unit was decorated, the council paid a group of so-called "painters and decorators" who charged huge amounts of money.
They were careless and did a terrible job.

We use our imagination and work slowly and steadily.

Sunday, 11 July 2010


Blue and Dan prepare the walls for one of the downstairs rooms.

Rachel wanted to paint this room yellow.

Tristram and Danny make sure the surfaces are evenly covered.

Chris and Andrew roll on the second coat.

This room will soon become the FLOWER GARDEN ROOM.