Coding with Macaronis

Hacking the home to make play part of everyday.

How many times do we get told: “Don’t play with your food”? In this experiment and game, that is exactly what you’ll need to do!
Look in your kitchen cupboard after some pasta shapes. Paint them in different colours and patterns. Make sure you paint about four of each colour or pattern. Then divide the pasta shapes equally between the players. The youngest player gets to start by placing one of the pasta shapes on the table. The next player has to match the colour of the pasta shape already on the table. You are allowed to match at any of the two ends of the pasta shape. Keep joining the pasta shapes by matching the colour or pattern at the ends. The winner is the person who puts down the last matching pasta shape. You can also create patterns with the shapes and for something even trickier: Make shapes where the colour matches as well! May the best kid win! Hasta Pasta!
A kit list of objects/materials needed to create your design.
-Pasta shapes
-Brush
-Paint, watercolour, washi tape or colour markers.

 

Coding with macaroni Linda Fahrlin

Winter – Exhibition at The United Arts Club, Dublin

Illustrated Donegal art print
Linda Fahrlin “Donegal” illustration. Art print at the ‘Winter’ group exhibition at the United Arts Club, Dublin.

The Winter exhibition which is organised by artist/illustrator Brian Gallagher hangs at the United Arts Club, Dublin from the 14th of November until the 6th of December. I have two pieces exhibiting. Inspired by the Atlantic ocean and its treasures and meals around the dinner table; The Donegal Atlantic Lobster Christmas Recipe and the Oyster loving Octopus. All Welcome!

Exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin

Around Dublin tomorrow?
Welcome to Urban – Rural, a new exhibition opening tomorrow night at the United Arts Club in Dublin. The show will be opened at 8pm by Pj Lynch. With work from the following illustrators:

Peter Donnelly
Alan Dunne
Linda Fahrlin
Jennifer Farley
Brian Gallagher
Adrienne Geoghegan
Una Gildea
Pj Lynch
Padhraig Nolan
Niamh Sharkey Author and Illustrator
margaret anne suggs illustration
Mario Sughi
Fintan Taite

The invite is by Alan Dunne.

All welcome!

Sketch: Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

Here’s the beginning of the illustration for my bookmark at the IGI stand in Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Every year the Illustrators Ireland has a place at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, this year it’ll be shared with a few other organisations from Ireland like the Children’s Books Ireland and publishers.

The Children’s Book Fair in Bologna is on 26 – 29 March in Bologna, Italy.

Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava Migrations Exhibition

This little bird has just flown off from my drawing room towards the Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava, to be part of the Migrations Exhibition.

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