Monday, 21 November 2011

Barefoot Books Classic Poems Giveaway!

As Christmas draws closer, I would like to celebrate with my first giveaway!

Jackie Morris's Classic Poems is beautiful and inspired 
our Saturday afternoon artists to paint with watercolour.

 So to enter

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Giveaway closes on Sunday 27 November, 2011 at 10pm GMT

No purchase necessary.  Giveaway ends Sunday 27 December, 2011 at 10pm GMT
Only one winner will be selected on November 27, 2011 and announced during the next week here.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Famous artists inspiring children to use watercolour

 At our Saturday art club the children are hooked on watercolour painting.  This is how it started...

Once upon a time there was a beautiful book.

Any child that opened the book and looked inside fell under the spell of artist Jackie Morris, who cast her magical brush across its pages to craft The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

The children of the art club were now forever hungry to view art from inspiring artists.

                             3D art


The new term began and Deep Space Sparkle came to the rescue.
 portraits from Deep Space Sparkle
The bright watercolours, bold outlines and mesmerizing eyes hypnotised the screen's viewer.  

This could be it!
A solution to the spell may be the following ingredients...

3d art + watercolour = James Rizzi
We began straight away by producing our own Rizzi portraits.

Then drew cityscapes using the image below for inspiration.

Over this term the children are creating their own 3D version of Picture This (below), 
using their own portraits and buildings.

This is definitely not, the end!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Festival Kidz website

Are you wondering whether to take your family to a festival in 2012?  Help is at hand with Festival Kidz website, where you can check real family festival reviews and get some sensible festival advice. 

Romany is co-founder and owner of Festival Kidz

Thank you Romany for asking me to guest post last month x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Introducing: Polar Bears and Baby Shoes at Witchmountain

After so many lovely comments and shares yesterday, I have been bitten by the blog bug again.

Today I want to share the work of wonderful artist, Kim Tillyer of Witchmountain.  We met at Willowman Festival last Summer Solstice.

Find out about our meeting here
Kim is a beautiful crafter and has wonderful gifts at her Etsy and Folksy shops.

Studio at Barton Hall

Rubbish at this blogging lark and now left it so long, I don't know where to start.

So a super quick rundown:- 
 Bookings already taken for next Summer's festivals

Kindred Cafe and Angel Gardens get together to play in the fields next summer.

New studio. Got a room of my own - a studio at Barton Hall
Open weekend 12/13 November

More workshops - another Saturday session for children
- a baby and toddler workshop
       - an adult workshop
       - school workshops

Home ed group next week with Maxy Maker.

Minnie our new member of the family, is 14 months old and settling in well.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


A few images of creations from this Summer's exhibitions, creative play and workshops.

Igo Eco Arts Saturday Workshops

bottle top mural

under the sea
recycled fabric and materials

lighthouse and seaside
acrylic painting on driftwood and recycled wood

Chalk pastel birds
inspired by Patty Palmer

clay green men

Eco Art Workshop at a local school

preparing those bottle tops

bottle top mural

sprouting seed pizza box garden

sprouting seed gardens

zen doodle recycled flags
inspired by Tibetan prayer flags

didgeridoo and rainsticks recycled from fabric tubes
inspired by Aboriginal paintings

Arts Week May 2011

 Glastonbury candle making in the Green Crafts Field with Angel Gardens

Angel Gardens

Festival Creative Play

story and crafts in a Bell Tent
sand play
hooping and circus skills
Parky Graffiti Ganesh
singing with Katy 'I Can Cook' Ashworth in Angel Gardens

Oscar on bass

Louis on Ukelele

Louis on a unicycle


and home to Garden Art

came home to this

feathery leaved carrots
purple kale
rainbow chard
amethyst beans
giant beetroots