Archive | September, 2012

last hurrah for All Hands Together To;

24 Sep

We started collecting ‘Hands’ at The Big Green Festival in March, took in the Chorlton Arts Festival along the way and kept collecting handprints at local primaries and community groups throughout the summer. Last Saturday we were on Chorlton Green at our last All Hands Together To; workshop!

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Thankfully the sun shone and I enjoyed chatting and collecting the last handprints for our banner. I’m (pretty) certain we will have at least 500 textile handprints to make into our All hands Together To; banner clebrating 500 years of St Clements Church in Chorlton. I’m now equally excited and nervous about constructing the banner-I can’t wait to start laying out the handprints and arranging them into a giant rainbow sunflower-I am however consious we have a November deadline for the banner-less chat more work then! I shall keep you posted…..

It Ain’t Boring drawing boxes-it’s all a matter of perspective!

12 Sep

I was back at Art Fusion last night, enjoying working with the members on the theme of perspective.

Explaining perspective is an interesting challenge-go to; a grand description.

Starting working in line the challenge was to create several compositions of piled up boxes that illustrated perspective. Everyone was then aked to take one of these compositions and develop it further using tonal shading.  The final hour was spent working on one composition developing the perspective theme further.

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Next week we will be drawing stacked up chairs looking at positive and negative perspective! I’m sure there must be a quote somewhere along the lines of it’s a matter of attitiude about how you tackle a challenge that makes it interesting!

Art Fusion have updated their fabulous website. See;

Rag Rugging rocks!

10 Sep

Had a throughly enjoyable time standing in for Carol at her rag rugging workshop last Saturday at Beetlefelt studios (see As usual Carol’s workshop attendees are always charming and interesting, so thanks for the opportunity Carol and here are some photos of everyone trying out ‘proggy’ and ‘hooky’ rag rugging:

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Incidentally, the reason Carol asked me to stand in for her is because she is currently filming with Angelina Jolie at Pinewood studios on a new Disney movie-the film requires ‘spinners’ who can (really) spin, so Carol is in there with Ms Jolie! Get you Carol!