Hands up. Who remembers doing shadow puppets
when they were a kid?
|Let me guess - is it a rabbit?|
Those were the days when we were poor but happy
and made our own amusement (not that kind of
amusement Angela dear).
|It;s quite easy once you start.|
In that golden age long before
television, internet, space travel and Game of Thrones
I can actually recall the whole family sitting round
in the semi-darkness making weird and wonderful
animals appear on the wall by the light of the fire
|You need a steady hand for those stripes.|
It was so mind-numbingly boring that bed time
and the invention of the aforementioned diversions
just couldn't come soon enough.
|This one's for the more adventurous|
However with the aid of all the latest body paints
now so readily available and just a little imagination
the tedious old shadow puppet has come of age
and made a come back in the guise of hand art.
|You might need help with this one.|
No need to wait for darkness to fall and the
fire to be lit just grab a fine paintbrush, a few
little pots of magic colours and away we go
limited only by what we can dream up in our
|Congratulations - it's twins.|
But why stop there, why not the whole body.
Perhaps I'd better put a match to the fire just
to take the chill off as next week's instalment
"Body Painting for Beginners" requires
getting our kit off. Such fun.