Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Handmade In Peterborough-The Alternative Xmas Pop-up Shop

Handmade In Peterborough-The Alternative Xmas Pop-up Shop

The Old Still in Peterborough is betwixt two worlds, and for a short time period she will be carrying a fine crew of local crafts-persons in her belly. The ship will be in dock for approximately 10 days, during which time persons may climb aboard and  purchase exotic and unique items intimately produced by denizens of Peterborough. These individuals for the most part are regulars (or irregulars, as some may have said) of the Monday crafting club known to the city as "Handmade In Peterborough".

MMMmmmmm....homemade fuuudge!
The crew meet each Monday at The Brewery Tap, for hearty ale, to share witty banter and anecdotes of their varied travels and travails whilst producing items using materials and means that for the most part would be filed under the word "craft".

Also worthy of mention, in a neutral and unbiased kind of way, is the work of local visual artist, Luke Payn.

 Framed, wrapped and ready to go, I have got six pieces of work available, so nip in quick and get these enlightening items of artistic enquiry before someone else does!


Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Sketchbook Project

The global reach of this project is quite exciting, and is for is one of the most appealing aspects of it. My part in this is as part of Peterborough group, "Blok Collective". So in a way it is making a local collective of artists enlarge the scope of their group-in an oddly anonymous way.
I am a late arrival into the world of drawing and illustration, starting out in photography and then Photoshop and slowly meandering into these mediums in the last few years. So to take my pen work, or sketchbook work and galvanise it into a piece of work to send travelling across the world is a nice and natural continuation of that creative meandering.
I have only had the Sketchbook about two weeks, preliminary doodles and idea-gestation has taken place and initial pen-line-ramblings, or is that meanderings, have been transmitted to paper. A couple of photos atatched to give you a flavour of the work I'm doing for this one. -drop back into the the swamp for more updates soon!