I am now showing my stain glass mosaic works at The Tobacco Factory now until 17th May. The art of mosaic can enhance and transform a space. I use stain glass in my mosaics in a wealth of rich, bright and intense colours. I explore contemporary pattern and design alongside design from many centuries and cultures. My exhibition mosaics take inspiration from dreamscapes for Dimension, to creative genius moments in Neuron:ic. Sacred Proportion, looks to divine inspiration in reflecting form and pattern. Read more →
Two new people have joined us for the weekend at number 8 Mount Pleasant Terrace
Reuben makes aeroplanes from aluminium cans ...all recycled and Daryl VJ's using video ..
I have chosen to exhibit and concentrate on corsets this year. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do. I love corsets, their construction, strength, function and ascetic appeal. I strive for perfection and when I wear one feel stronger and slicker, do you ?
Photo: Laurence Ketteringham
Hello all! I'd just like to apologise for the lateness of the Arts Trail deadline reminders this year.
The ones on the website are down to me, as I've just not had enough time to put stuff up recently, due to too many deadlines of my own...
The email reminder was a bit later than it should have been as a catastrophic computer failure, at a bad time, left Natalie, who had our database of contacts, without a list of people to send a reminder out to.
We could have sent an email out to an earlier, less up-to-date, list of people but it sounds like a few people out there are not fans of the email communication medium, and complained a great deal about being taken off the list.
So, the email arrives with little time, if you haven't already, to sign up to the trail. I hope as many of you that can sign up make the effort to do so, though, as it's a really fun event to be part of.
Here’s a post for all of those who are not familiar with blogs (short for web logs) or “just don't get them”. Some of you will know about these already, but for those who don’t, this is for you. I'm posting this as a member news post and member blogs post as it applies to both of them.
Before you ignore this altogether, or decide that these things aren’t for you, please have a look at this excellent video on the Common Craft website by Lee LeFever, who explains Blogs in Plain English (it's also available on YouTube).
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Life can be seen as a string of accidents, and they can lead you where you didn't expect - the trick is to adapt. Tonight as I was about to escape from my responsibilities to hide-out at the movies, I trimmed my scrappy beard while wearing glasses, severely impairing my sense of distance. The result: a deep cut right through my ear-lobe, necessitating a stay indoors with bandage. Final count: a new painting, strong on the verve, that would never have otherwise have existed. This kind of daft occurance may have happened to the perpetually drunken Dutchman, too.
It was certainly the best Arts Trail I’ve been to in terms of sunny weather, though maybe a bit hot at times! I wish I could have visited St Paul’s Church Crypt a few more times rather than in a rush to see a few last things at the last minute.
Sunday 2 - 3 pm
We are very excited to be welcoming back to Allington Road the 'beguilingly shabby' Dearlings with divine a'cappella arrangements of the most exquisite songs. The Dearlings are Lucy, Katkin, Anna and Maddy. "Think of beautiful songs you love and sing them. That's what we do, and the idea is for us to try anything we want to try and go on a musical journey together. Hope you like it. Come and see us."
It's all go for me on the press front and i'm well underway with sending our press release out to the world! I'd forgotten how much hard work it is but hopefully my efforts will pay off! In amongst all of this i forgot to find my own venue for the trail but finally sorted this out yesterday - phew! Just need to get the creative juices flowing now... i always did work better under a bit of pressure - good job really!!!
Once again, we are very excited to be presenting a weekend of artistic explosion at No. 1 Allington Rd. With our line-up so far it looks like we're in for a treat! See what you think... Take care, Nik * still some slots for performers!!
"graffiti-style illustrations, eye-catching images, influenced by political and social issues, music and nature." www.fakeplasticrevolution.co.uk
delicate marks, feathers and moths... "everything evolving from, or into nothingness."
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