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Ridgeway Farm Art Project - Colour at Home Nature Trail Map - page 9 of 9!

Ridgeway Farm Art Project - 
Colour at Home Nature Trail Map

Page 9 – the last one!

Here is the last print-at-home section of the nature map for you to colour at home.  
This is the south western corner of the development as you drive in from the Swindon town – West Swindon Peatmoor area.

The trees were drawn by Lewis from Cherry Trees class in the workshop day I did in school last September – I loved the simplicity of them and they are a wintery touch for the map.  Feel free to draw animals and plants in between the trees to create your own woodland area as you want to see it.  The deer is drawn by Poppy a resident on the development – a lovely little watercolour which is in full colour on the final map.

If you haven’t got all the sections you can still access them via my blog:  Melissa Cole Blog
The finished fold out map is due to go to print soon and will be distributed to every household on the development.  If you are able to help me deliver maps or give them to your neighbours please let me know.  Originally they were going to be handed out at the Ridgeway Farm School summer fair - I am now working on plan B!  Can you help distribute them in your road?

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!  Email me and I will add you.


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