Sticking the shapes onto the canvas was hard as they curled and twisted but I decided the odd wrinkle just was part of the deal and I’ve painted a clear varnish over my ‘Matisse’ so that it can have a happy life on our bathroom wall. I am letting the children discuss and tell me all about it without giving them clues. The shapes which I thought were suggestive of handprints or digging in the sand have been called seaweed and seagulls so it will make for some interesting conversations.

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