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Ridgeway Farm Art Project - Colour at Home Nature Trail Map Part 8 of 9


Ridgeway Farm Art Project - 
Colour at Home Nature Trail Map

Page 8 of 9


We are getting to the last two sections of the map for you to colour at home, this is the Western part of the development and features the lovely hedging and drainage ditch behind Cob Hill and Dew Pond Close.  The brambles, trees and hedging near the pond will attract more wildlife to this quiet area of the development. 

Don’t forget to look at the different colour roof tiles – this was the bit that took ages for me to colour in at home!

My coloured version of the  map follows the colours of nature around the border of the map - this section is spring with snowdrops and celandines as seen around the development.  
Feel free to add what you have seen in this space to the border around the drawing.


Did you see Grayson's Art Club this week?  It was all about the view from a window - if you have drawn or painted or recreated a view from your window at Ridgeway Farm please share with me and don't forget to post your coloured in versions of this map on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #ridgewayfarmart @melissacole001

Design sketches for the public art element of this project are ready for sharing - I am just waiting on the go ahead from Taylor Wimpey but to be the first to see them be sure to sign up to my newsletter.

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Ridgeway Farm Art Project Colour-at-home Map part 7 of 9

Ridgeway Farm Art Project -  Colour at Home Nature Trail Map
Page 7 of 9
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