Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thank you Kim and Amanda!

We are toadally grateful to Kim Schueller for planning and providing for a wonderful artsy event. Mme Toad had a lovely time watching the goings on.

Tis a busy fall at Toad House so the Toads are especially grateful to Amanda Wilmot for taking and sending beautiful photos from the Toadally Artsy Kids' Event.  Here are a few favorites.

This one, from the Enchanted Woods, warms Mme. Toad's heart. 
And this one too, "Place your hand upon the
 magic rock and promise you will never litter."
To start the activity, we chose a prepared muslim fabric with leaves outlined in gel glue. The gel glue is Kim's variation on the traditional hot wax of batik. We then spritzed on a little water to wet a leaf.

Spritz on 'just a little bit ' of water.
Now we chose fall leaf colors to paint the insides of our leaves.
Then we add fall color to the leaves on our muslim wall hanging
After spritzing the outside of the leaf patterns, we painted background colors for our fall leaves.
We love our blue sky and our orange and red leaves.

And when it is all done, and when the last toad cookie and the last lemonade has been consumed...

Isn't it just great to find a toad stool to sit upon and contemplate the wonder of it all.


  1. You are very welcome. The girls love coming to the Toad House. They are especially loving the Enchanted Garden and all the wonders it has to offer.

  2. Beautiful pictures! Love you guys!
    Just the other day, we were on a walk to the park and Abbi saw litter on the ground, looked at it, pointed at it and said "Toads don't like litter!" (We did pick it up.)
    Eileen, you are such an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for all the hard work you do!
    Miss everyone!

  3. Thanks so much for letting me play at the Toad House - I don't know who was more excited, Emma or I! Ladysmith is so lucky to have such a wonderful facility and mentor dedicated to our area youth!!
    Keep up the good work Madame Toad.