Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Snaresbrook Arts Project......

I've been working for Snaresbrook Arts Project, which is an employment project for adults with learning difficulties. We make various craft items such as jewellery, paintings, bags and cards which we then sell at local community events and local businesses. The Snaresbrook Arts Project have just set up a web site which is under construction at the moment but will be coming really soon.

I've had such a lovely time there and wanted to share some of the bags that we created. We have also been printing onto bags and embellishing them.

If you ever come across us please come and say hello and have a look at the wonderful creations they've made.


You know every once in while when you get really bored with what you have and want a complete change? Well we've been going through that recently and decided to take Dean Smith's art class. It's a great little Saturday morning venture out towards the country side to the little craft village that is Barleylands. Dean has his own little shop there where he holds classes in the back. Art surrounds the walls and you are never short of inspiration, especially from Dean's constant encouragement and knowledge.

This is one of Dean's amazing creations to be found in his shop (and yes that is the original LP on the canvas!):

So getting me out of my little box i've recently discovered the roller whilst painting and I can't get enough of it. I wish I had discovered this years ago, in a matter of minutes you can create your very own Jasper Johns art work. So after my new discovery i'm trying to work on a few new works. Here was where I started and I'll show you more progress soon. Kirsten

Thanks to all who came to the E17 Designers Market

Better late than never but we just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who turned up to see us at the E17 Spring Designers Market. Despite the rain it was a packed evening with great music and with the addition of Chloe to our stall it gave us the chance to catch up with past students and returning customers. We're still finding our ground but feel we are going from strength to strength on each one we do. So keep coming for new and different goodies.

We also want to say a big thanks to Carolyn Abbott for all her hard work in making the markets a great success.

Highlights from the night were new body scrubs which I couldnt help but treat myself to after the lovely smell wafting over to my stall. The children on the stage had some great little bits with better knitting skills than me! And of course Gails wonderful dancing shoes.....

Hope to see you all at the next one. Keep your eyes peeled at E17 Designer Markets

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

e17 designers latest spring market

Join us this Friday at the Asian Centre, Walthamstow Village with the e17 designers latest craft market. We'll see you there for lots of new summer craftiness.