During lockdown in 2020, like a lot of other people I took time out to do different things. One of these things was sketching and drawing and I enjoyed spending time looking at familiar things and seeing them in a completely different way. Now, two years later I’ve begun to take a second look at some of my drawings and mark making and I’m learning how to recreate them in a very different way ie. through print making. I started a print making course in March and now I’ve got o
I'm sat on the bus back through old mill towns. The light is dull but the shades and textures on the building facades varies immensely. Behind, are a multitude of shades of green and various sizes of lumps. It's the Pennines, the bit that wrought industry, rambling less so. I sent Rae the sound I recorded without explanation. I can record but it sends, I need to learn how to choose to send it. The sound hit me. It was a pleasant assault on the ears. Was it just that I'
Tuesday 28th June was the final Birchfield's Park walk and the last of Rae's art walks with TLC. The theme of the walk was trees because this park is home to some beautiful trees. Before Rae started with the Art Project in 1995 Alison lead art walks around the estate where St Luke's was based and beyond exploring the local trees and what they meant to local people. The project was carried out with Red Rose Forest (now City of Trees). The walks generated art work, poems, memo