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!)
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!
The headline in the Guardian article says it all!
Resilient people: Can local community cooperation be scaled up to create a participatory city? Neighbourhood-led pilot project the Open Works thinks so.
L’Arche London UK, The Stitch, West Norwood Bzz Garage, and Rock Paper Scissors were all mentioned
Agnès Baumont of Rock Paper Scissors, with Lidia Silaghi, a support assistant with L’Arche. Photograph: Athlyn Cathcart-Keays
Wayne Trevor from Bzz Garage. Photograph: Athlyn Cathcart-Keays
Tara Kelly from craft collective The Stitch. Photograph: Rob Monk
Read the article here: The Guardian
RPS & L’Arche London UK had their Christmas Fayre recently and here’s a few photos that I took – including RPS members (Bunting & Pops) husband’s band – Uffington 357 – I took a short video which I will post up soon.
Late Night Opening & L’Arche Candle making workshop:
Click the poster below to visit the facebook events page.
Diverse & Makerhood
Launch Sunday 1st November at 12 til 5pm and there is a discount on Makerhoodies work for the day AND drinks and nibbles too!
(click the image above to visit Diverse Gifts website which is being launched the same day and you can actually buy online too!)
Diverse Gifts Facebook Page
I have framed prints (and a few unframed!) available and here’s a sneak peak…
my Makerhood profile page: http://makerhood.com/runnycustard-photographic-art
Caroline Hands – Mixed Media Paintings and Textiles
Caroline has reproductive prints (framed) of her paintings available and her hand stitched cushions available.
Caroline’s profile page on Makerhood: http://makerhood.com/mixed-media-painter
Other Makerhoodies that are taking part:
I will be there and might be taking photos – it depends on my neighbours ending their party before 6am… !
Fab Candles at L’Arche Craft Workshop
The Candle making workshop at L’Arche in West Norwood was a great success – lots of people came and another workshop is being planned!
Some people asked if it was every weekend!
Here are some photos of the day – lots of lovely candles and a few ice candles were made too (the round ones with ‘holes’ in them which are beautiful) – the workshop was suppose to last a couple of hours but it went on all day – some people had to go back in order to finish the candles.
Another workshop will happen possibly the last week of November but we will post up information soon. (see below for L’Arche social media links and for Rock Paper Scissors & The Stitch who will be posting when it will be)
L’Arche London UK Twitter
L’Arche London UK Facebook page
Rock Paper Scissors London Facebook page
RockPaperScissor’s London Twitter
The Stitch (craft workshop who use the L’Arche craftwork shops on Saturdays)
The Stitch Facebook Page
Szilvia makes a candle…
… and makes her mother proud 😀
Szilvia of ‘Fitness with Szilvia‘ and ‘Szilvia’s Pets‘ making her candle – a lot of people put colours in the wrong way around – the candle is made upside down – Szilvia’s colour scheme is based on a flame which is appropriate! – click the links to visit her facebook pages. (She has yet to decide on the name of her fitness business so the page is currently ‘Szilvia’s Fitness’ – I personally like the first version 😉