Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Penrith Devenshire Arcade Project

We've been able to take advantage of a project happening in Penrith with Eden Arts - they have been using empty shop windows to display art. This is such a brilliant idea, and much better than seeing empty shops everywhere. Eden Arts is an independent charitable trust, carrying out arts developments in Eden on behalf of Eden District Council. This is a great way of supporting local art groups and showing what is happening in the area. If it sparks a bit of interest then that's only a good thing!

Thanks to Peter for taking the photos for us.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Quarto Jan 2010 meeting

Yesterday was our first meeting of the year for Quarto - this is the quarterly book arts group that I joined last year, it meets at Sunderland so it's a trek over on the train but well worth it!

The theme for this meetings book swap was Seasons - as usual there were no two books alike and it was great to see how the theme was interpreted.

I has decided to focus on Vivali's The Four Seasons - there were Sonnets written to match the music so this provided me with the content for each page. I decided to do the book pages shaped as violins which sounded great but was a bit tricky to cut out! Luckily it seemed to work ok.

Friday, 15 January 2010

In Loving Memory of Mary

We've had such sad news with the group this week, one of our longest members passed away suddenly after a stroke last weekend.

Mary Burton was such a lovely bright person, a mother and grandmother - and a wonderful silk artist to boot. Although Mary wasn't a regular at our meetings any more due to her silk painting we always loved to see her when she popped in to say hello.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to her family at this time xx

With love

A star is shining brighter in the sky tonight

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

January 2010 meeting - cancelled due to snow

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you've all had a great festive season. I'd like to say a quick thank you to everyone who looks at our blog and comes back to visit us each month. We do appreciate it and hopefully you see something that inspires you!


Our AGM meeting is cancelled due to the bad weather. Our next planned meeting is now Saturday 13th February so we will be starting this with the AGM.

We will be finalising our agenda for this year and getting workshops confimed. I'll now post information on this in February.


We always welcome new members so if you are in the area and interested then please pop along and meet us (from Feb onwards!). We meet 10 times a year (Sept through to June) on the second Saturday. If you would like more information then drop me an email at

Hope to see you soon!