Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ABC Wednesday - W

Here we go again with the ABC and the letter is W. Today I bring three photos. Below is my magnetic Wheel of the Year that I made to help my son following up and memorizing the changing of the sabbaths - actually I have already posted here about it in February, before joining the ABC Wednesday. He was always confused about what would come next, so I thought it would be fun to have something he could touch and even play with and at the same time decorate our kitchen. So I took an image at Internet, had it plastified, put a large piece of magnet sheet behind to place it at the fridge's door and used a little white butterfly magnet to mark the sacred days. He loves it and it became very helpful:

Then there's our wooden drum, made by my husband and "decorated" by Lucas - an enthusiastic drum player! - and a beautiful wooden flute, made by one of our artesan friends who works at the local hippie fair:

We have some musical instruments at home besides these, like harmonicas, another flute and a little keyboard, because Rodrigo is an amateur acoustic guitar player who learned by himself, and our friends often come to accompain him. So music is a constant in our life, and I can't imagine it any other way...
For more cool ABC photos, pease visit Mrs. Nesbitt's place.

14 comentários:

Anonymous said...

I was confused for a moment when Dragonstar said you had just celebrated Yule... then I woke up.
Good educational tool.

Randilin said...

Great instructments and thanks for the kidn words on my blog.

kisses back

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful! Good post!I like the decorated musical instruments! All the best for your son!

Kyanite said...

Hi Nydia!

Am really impressed with the Wheel of the Year, for Lucas - what a brill. idea!
The drum looks amazing - guess it has a real mellow sound.


Suzie Ridler said...

Ah yes, the wheel! Very smart, especially for this time of year. Very cool wheel, I love it.

Miss_Yves said...

Your decorated instruments are lovely!
In France, there is the feast of music (le 21 juin ) just before my "W"Wednesday, I have exhibited some photos on my blog...I you want to see them ...and hear he music I have choosen...

Miss Yves

mrsnesbitt said...

Well I can play the guitar! Oh and the tambourine!

KrisMrsBBradley said...

I am so stealing your idea for the wheel of the year for my daughter. What a great idea!

Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Oh I love your Wheel of the year!!
And he drum is really nice. we have both in our house but they look different. I will try and post photos soon of them (for a different post)

Bear Naked said...

Wonderful W post for ABC Wednesday.
Very clever idea for the Wheel.

Miss_Yves said...

The music is not played by the young rockers musicians (One of them is my son, He plays the keyboard !)

I choose it because of its rhythm ("le peuple de l'herbe" plays electronic music)
Miss Yves
Ps My pseudo means "letter" its a wit
because I 'm fond of mail art

KrisMrsBBradley said...

Nydia, I'd love if you could email me the picture! It's really just perfect! Thanks for offering. My email addy is


Michele said...

Such wonderful little tools Nydia. The Wheel is awesome! What a lovely little idea to help memorize the sabbath changes... thumbs up to that... you are so clever!!
Hugs to you, my friend!

Dragonstar said...

This is ridiculous, Nydia! I thought I'd visited you ages ago, but I obviously didn't. I'm so sorry.

I love your Wheel of the Year, it's so beautiful. Your wooden drum and flute are lovely, too, very decorative and practical as well, but your Wheel is special.