Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Craft markets.....


Just a quick post to let you know about a few more craft markets that we'll be involved with, so if you're in any of the areas make sure to pop along as there's always a stall to tickle your fancy.

This Saturday, 29th May, Methodist Church, Derby Road, South Woodford 10 am - 3 pm

Including “Vintage Plates and Cupcakes” serving tea, coffee and cakes on beautiful vintage china
All proceeds to go to the NSPCC and Woodland Trust.

Hornchurch Arts Festival
Fairkytes Art Fair on Saturday 19th June 10am - 4pm

The annual Hornchurch Festival is now in its fourth year, and runs from the start of June to the end of October, with a programme including art, theatre, music and sport events. We'll be taking over Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch along with a host of other artists and entertainers. I'll post more details closer to the time.


On Saturday 17th July 2010 , 2.00pm - 11.00pm

This sounds like a great day out with lots of music and fun in the Park aimed at the whole family.

Taking place at The Temple Garden, Wanstead Park

Price: All-day tickets £7.00. Concessions £4.00. Under-4's free.

The evening concert takes off at 8.45pm and includes legendary veteran blues rockers NINE BELOW ZERO.

Afternoon music includes, on the main stage, a mix of pop, Indie Rock, Folk, Blues and 30's Swing performed by Akayzia, Rattle on the Stovepipe, Bleech, Iroko Theatre Company, Dr Blue and the Prescription, & Wanstead High School Big Band. In the acoustic tent is a mix of modern & classical, string & sax , Indian sitar and tabla.

Fun and frolics on the day include an urban climbing wall, pony rides, It's a Knock-Out Tournament, football shoot -out, eggathon, green art tent, live owls and snakes, Pedal Power gadgets, Morris dancing, puppets, swing-boats, drama workshops, stilt walkers and jugglers and therapy and community stalls.

There's going to be a barbecue, the Star of India, Caribbean and veggie stalls providing refreshments along with beer and wine to get everyone in the swing.

Sponsored by Redbridge Arts Council, Area 1 Committee and the City of London, and organised by the Aldersbrook Families Association

Enquiries: 020 8989 4898 www.aldersbrook.info

I also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to support us at the E17 Designers Craft Market earlier this month. It was a really great turn out making it a great night, just over 500 people, it's busiest one yet!! I couldn't believe how quickly the evening flew by, so thanks again for all the supporters of the E17 Designers for making it such a success.

Here are a few pics from the night:

Hope to see you at some of the events,


Monday, 17 May 2010

100sqft launch party.....

It was the launch party for the 100sqft's third exhibition last night at the Cholmeley Boys Club in Dalston. It was a great atmosphere and despite the showers there was a big turn out. All the work looked brilliant, I especially loved the photography of the tattooed man and the hand emerging. Here are some pics from the night - it runs all week so if you get the chance try and pop in to have a look for yourself. There's so much to take in that you can stand in front of it and stare for hours and still feel that you haven't taken it all in!


This was my piece on proud display.....

And projected onto the wall with all of the other pieces.....

It's such a great venue with lots of kooky furniture, artwork and hideaways......

Friday, 7 May 2010

100sqft exhibition.....

If you're free make sure to pop along to the 100sqft exhibition on Sunday 16th May at the Cholmeley Boys Club in Dalston.

at the Launch - will be 4 large 40"x40" canvases divided into 100 squares and a load of black marker pens for you to leave your mark! Just pick a square write your name and email down so that 100sqft can get in touch with you later, and get drawing. The 4 pieces will then be exhibited at the boys club over the three days, and will be joint altogether to make a huge 10x10 grid. One of the contributing artists will be selected at random to name a charity, and then the piece will be auctioned on ebay & all proceeds donated to the charity. So get their early to bag yourself a square.

So, after a few mishaps along the way of my screen going missing in the post my piece is finally finished. I worked on two at the same time, not knowing which one would work the best and finally decided on the daffodil one. After a few attempts of working on it and getting nowhere I am really pleased with the final outcome which looks great on my wall. I think the tones might be a bit too muted for the night so if I were to do it again for the exhibition I would make it a lot bolder, probably just in black and white so fingers crossed it stands out. There's lots of layers on both, starting with my sketches and lines from my favourite song at the moment, layering over with paint and gesso (quite a few layers as I wasn't happy with the first attempts!!) and finished off with a silk screen print of one of my favourite sketches. It's also going to be online at the 100sqft website - though I have to admit that I carried on working on it from the picture shown on the website!!

Hope to see you there on the night.


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Fast approaching.....

E17 Designers Spring Market.
So make sure its in the diary - £1 entry gets you a free tipple and a raffle ticket for the chance to win goodie bags, that get announced throughout the night.

Friday 14th May at the Asian Centre, Walthamstow Village, from 7-10pm.