I invite you to my first book launch for ‘ Grown-ups and Other Strange Creatures’ which I recently illustrated.
The launch takes place at Caffe Isola on 22nd February 2019 from 2pm and would like to invite staff and pupils to the event. The focus will be on making poetry appealing to children. To achieve this we will be having special book readings, a chance for children to practice drama to accompany the poems and many more fun activities. We also have a magician joining us for the day! What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to meet you!
Highlights from the fashion show: Sustained Ephemerality 2018.
Collectively we all are responsible for the future of our planet. This fashion show is based in the belief that sustainable fashion can have a better impact on the environment. Edwina Ehrman (2018), curator of the recent sustainable exhibition, Fashioned from Nature at the V & A believes it is not too late to make a difference. Ehrman (2018) argues ‘The hour is upon us, but if we act swiftly and boldly we can leave a world to future generations marked not by the suffering of nature and some of its people, but by a world marked by human progress.’ This collection and associated event aims to show that sustainability can be cutting edge and in the long run a kinder fabric to mankind.
More information can be found at Event Brite including free tickets:
Colour & Emotion
An interdisciplinary fashion film
From September the 15th I shall be starting a new venture; a Masters in Critical Creative Practise at Southampton Solent. This will enable me to take my study of fabric further and enhance my ability to critically evaluate my work in progress. I recently watched a BBC documentary about Hokusai who continually wanted to improve his work over each decade. He lost his house, and artwork due to a fire and by 80 was still thinking he could improve. I think that is something we can all learn. I post an inspiring painting, Dragon flying over Mount Fuji 1849. Copyright: Hokusai.
Along side this I will be teaching Arts and crafts at the Adult Community Learning Centre teaching a range of creative classes such as Watercolour, pom poms and cake stands! I look forward to sharing my passion for Art and networking with other like minded people!
I have a new page Craftanoon tea which involves the teaching of lots of up cycling projects. Please see the below flyer for more info!