Sunset over Brockwell Park
A rather fabulous sunset over Brockwell Park on the way home from the Twist on Station Rise Market where I helped a friend on their market stall (I also created the website & photography for the website) and people running past me kept commenting that the sunset was beautiful.
If you are interested in buying a print then you can either contact me or click the above image visit my gallery of images where you can order prints, canvases, cushions, bags (and shower curtains!!) and more from Fine Art America who now have printers in Europe.
On that note – my friend Will at Blooming Brixton has now started up in business – gardening services, floristry for events/weddings/celebrations, consultancy and selling Plants and handmade pots on markets and high street shops.
Will has previously managed several high level florist shops including one that supplied the Royal family and another in Claridges which had many functions for many famous people. So if you are in need of a well trained and very knowledgeable (and stylish) florist then please contact Will at Blooming Brixton.
I’m in the process of setting his website up and have taken photographs of his plants and handmade cement pots.
ps: I keep forgetting to update my blog as I manage several other sites! I plan to try to do more – maybe I’ll do a catch up post (bet you can’t wait for that right!)
Mothering Sunday and Easter card and candle making workshop
Saturday 5 March
L’Arche Craft Workshop – West Norwood
Come visit us to make a handmade candle in your favourite colour and match it with a Mother’s Day card using lots of papercraft techniques… stamping, die cuts, stickers and more – go for the fun look or stylish… it’s up to you!
Rock Paper Scissors members will be there to help with the workshops and give crafty tips
Note: The Stitch community group will move to the time of 10am to 12.30pm in order to prepare for the L’Arche Craft Workshop.
ps: this is a repeat of the Rock Paper ScissorsLondon blog post
Would you like to give your loved ones something special for Christmas, help your local charity, local makers AND have HUGE FUN?
Come visit L’Arche & RPS on Saturday in West Norwood as we have two events that you will love.
RPS are local Artists and makers who create one of a kind work which ranges from kids home decor, toys, jewellery, Art, Prints, Ceramics, Cards and don’t forget L’Arche handmade Christmas decoupage decorations, jewellery, wreaths and lots more – come see!
L’Arche Candle Making Workshop – includes Candle, Cake & Greeting Card
L’Arche are holding their 2nd, extremely popular candle making workshop.
It starts at 11 am and finishes at 4 pm – be prompt as the introduction will go through each step.
Candles also need time to cool down before the bottom is flattened.
£15 admission fee for 1 Candle, 1 Christmas Card & Cake.
The admission fee goes to the charity.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
click the image below to see more photographs of the first Candle Making Workshop at L’Arche.
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I recently undertook the Tree Shepherd course – ‘Start your own Enterprise’ which made me realise how involved I have become in Lambeth groups – one of my tutors was Anita Thorpe of Diverse Gifts who sell my work through Makerhood Lambeth and Georgina Wilson from The Hub in Tulse Hill & Bizbudee (formally the James Wilson Coffee Shop) and who, with Tree Shepherd created Twist on Station Rise – an affordable market made up of local people who are setting up their own business!
My plan is to help creatives, individuals and small business with their online spaces – from website building, image enhancement, product photography, social media setup and tips with teaching them to do these things themselves – I may start it up (website for example) but I want them to take control and learn rather than just left with a website and then wondering what to do next… I’ve met many Artist/Makers and small business people who paid a lot for a website that looks a little limp and it’s just gone to dust yet their work is begging to be seen and promoted!
Through Georgina’s involvement with the Twist project I built the website for Twist on Station Rise which, was made up of 17+ traders – the site still needs some profiles finished and that takes time when the traders themselves are just starting out so they don’t have many photos, websites and social media sites to add at the moment.
The site features several slide shows, a filterable gallery of traders and each have a profile page with photos – many of the photos needed enhancements and resizing – I plan to fill any gaps in the traders photos with some that I took of the launch until they can organise their own or they can have the ones I have – the site also has a blog attached.
The Launch was attended by Tulse Hill Station Manager (Southern Rail) who supported and donated to the project and the Deputy Mayor Adedamola Aminu came to chat to the traders alongside Lambeth Enterprise Manager at Tree Shepherd, Lydia Gardner and CEO of Tree Shepherd, Colin Crooks.
The Mayor of London backed the project as well as many local business and individuals in the community.
The next market is on the 17 December and is on once a month Thursday’s 3pm – 8pm – I plan to take more photos on that day too – There was a lot of fun handmade work that would make great gifts, chocolates, body scrubs, clothing, hot food and more so please go check it out!
Just outside of Tulse Hill Station and down the ally to the left of the station and in the Hub (formally the James Wilson Coffee Shop) which is at the end of Station Rise and turn right.
McBean’s Orchids have a new shop at 11 Cale St, Chelsea, SW3 3QS
The head of retail, Will Kerr is one of the nicest people I’ve met and is a great friend so he invited me to the opening – pictured below with the owner Rose Armstrong.
Will was previously the manager for McQueens in Claridges and Moyses and has been featured in Professional Florist Magazine and Wedding Flowers Magazine – so he knows his floristry!
The flowers and decor of the shop are amazing!