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.
Lots on this weekend!
L’Arche and RPS have the Art Trail and the Christmas Fayre
see below for some sneak peaks of the Art Work that will be on show & available to buy!
(some of my work is available to buy in the shop – L’Arche, West Norwood – next to St Luke’s Church)
(note: this is a copy of the RockPaperScissorsLondon.co.uk website post – as I managed their website)
SE Art Trail – Saturday 21st November
click image to visit the Facebook Event page
L’Arche staff and members taking part in the Art Trail…
Flo Anson – co-ordinator of L’Arche concerts and plays
Has worked at L’Arche London for 16 yrs.
Doing dance drama costume making theatre and music sessions.
Always loved Art and crafts.
Lately started painting again as she had to stop ballet which is her other passion in life.
Kevin lives and works at L’Arche London. He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities. He loves nature and particularly birds. He uses visual arts as a medium for communication.
Derek Williams live and works at L’Arche London. He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities who expresses himself through visual art in an abstract way.
recently had an exhibition at L’Arche – see the RPS blog post:
Oussama Touma – L’Arche Staff
sorry – not sent examples so you will have to attend to see her wonderful work
Rock Paper Scissor members taking part…
Anthony Hodges – Artist
Originally from the northern port of Whitby, Anthony Hodgson has lived in West Norwood, south London since 2002. As an artist, he works mostly in inks and pastels, producing Gothic, Religious and Figurative art. He is inspired by the conflicts within our existence: light, dark; life, death; imprisonment, freedom and the relationships between them. Anthony is also a musician and poet.
Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff Vintage
Limited edition digital prints
Mid-century graphic designer, art lovers and curious collectors who have lived and journeyed across four continents discovering visually fascinating objets d’art, craft, ephemera and tastes.
Our raison d’être is to ‘revive, share, inspire’ giving beautiful often ignored artifacts a new beginning.
This selection of limited edition prints is part of an on-going series of images influenced by obscure ‘street art’ from our travels, which have been digitally re-worked to capture the vibrance, texture and energy of those places.
Photography + Art + Freelance + Design
Photographic prints and greeting cards, local, London and England, architecture/icons, cityscapes, parks/common land, landscapes, sea/river waterscapes.
I love working with light to produce images that stick in the mind.
Freelance Photographer www.billhullphotography.com
Greeting Cards www.justlocalcards.co.uk
Prints, cards, cushions, iPhone cases, tote bags, etc.www.pixels.com/art/all/bill+hull/all
Paintings – Mosaics – Workshops
Janet takes her inspiration from the natural world. Her abstract paintings are a reflection of this. Each one unique, they pulse to a rhythmic, intuitive and felt sense. She aims to cultivate this energy and spirit in her workshops and groups, where process and fun are more important than the finished object.
Original brightly coloured, hand painted images in gouache on paper in wooden frame. Mosaic tiles decorated with buttons, beads and various colourful, interesting bits and pieces.
Other works include A4 framed prints of charcoal, ink, pastel drawings and photos. As well as producing her own work Janet is an artist/therapist supporting individuals and groups to find their creativity using a variety of media and techniques.
Beth Manderand Clare Haward were invited to Croydon Radio to talk about the SE Art Trail on Janet Smiths Arts Programme yesterday!
You can find printed maps in local libraries, coffee shops and other local venues. (click image to visit the main Facebook page)
I am part of the Rock Paper Scissors London Collective which consists of a mix of talents and skills – some are new to selling and some sell in various shops and markets.
I’m new to selling at markets so it’s great to be able to share with others rather than brave a market on my own.
(This is a copy of the blog post on the RPSLondon website – which I set up and tend to run)
RPSLondon shared with Handmade Palace stall holders (which we hope to do more of) at the South Norwood Community Festival.
The day started off with rain and many stalls didn’t turn up but the sun came out and most of us went home burnt!
Whilst most people enjoyed the music, sunshine and the rather nice breezes, the stall holders had to cling to their work to stop it flying away. I ended up trying to stop the sides from bashing into Bill’s photographic work from flying off the hooks.
Here’s the ladies standing still and NOT pole dancing!!!
Here’s Rock Paper Scissors shared table
Uchie a RPS member (Jewellery) had her own stall
Mandy is a RPS member (painted pots/plants) too and sells at HandMade Palace in Crystal Palace most weeks.
Here’s a few photographs of the day (the sunny part!)
(click on the images to visit the main gallery – 22 images
Website – click images to visit
(scroll down for travel/map and web links!)
I’m slowly splitting my craft/makes into a separate entities but I still sell both types of work at markets – I do like to overcomplicate things for myself 😉
I will be RunnyCustard & RunnyCustardMakes and will be taking a selection of oddball furry creatures as well as some illustration & photographic prints.
say Hi to this little dapper little Fella – his bow tie is a brooch so you can borrow it any time
Furry dude with jointed arms, needle felted eyelids – he loves a squish!
A furry little cat with felt eyelids & needle felted spotted tail
will have a few of these mini furry badges – these particular ones have sold but I do have more
My fellow Rock Paper Scissors London member is Elizabeth Tabi and she will be bringing a selection of her crochet and knitted accessories such as:
Bill from Bill Hull Photography will also with us and bringing a range of photographic prints, framed, unframed, of various sizes as well as greeting cards
Sunday, 5th July 2015 – 11am to 7pm
South Norwood Recreation Ground
South Norwood Community Festival is a free family event a few minute’s walk from Norwood Junction station.
This festival is for EVERYONE, it’s free, and it’s friendly. (quote from website)
The below map details the layout of this year’s Festival in South Norwood’s Recreation Ground, near Norwood Junction Train and Overground station. – map and transport info provided by South Norwood Festival website – click images to visit their website.
The park is 14 acres and has three entrances; the main entrance is on Cargreen Road, just 5 minutes from Norwood Junction Train Station. There are also seven main bus routes surrounding the park and there is parking in surrounding roads.
Buses: 196, 75, 197, 312, 130, 157, 410 & 468 (468 is 5-10 minutes walk)
Website – click images to visit