News - March 2012
You will find on these pages the latest news from Peak District Creations and our members.
You can see Glass at the Barn creator Angela Thompson at the Tissington Wedding Fare this Sunday - there are plenty of website links from attending wedding service providers - Tissignton Hall Website has this only ...
Plans are underway to save hundreds of thousands of pounds in Derbyshire and else where by turning off street lights in low 'risk' areas. I hope these types of common sense savings help offset the ever increasing costs of services !
View from Eccles Pike looking along the A6 from the Chapel en le Frith Bypass as it snakes its way into Disley, High Lane and on to Stockport.
Quite a few lights I am sure you will agree - see if you can spot the stars abave.
How about saving on the chocolate eggs this easter and making a gift that will last more then 10 minutes ? After making a couple of wooden puzzels for my two kids and seeing it keep them occupied for best part of an hour as they both tried to finish it first, I thought what a good idea for an Easter present.
The puzzels are each unique, supplie din a small cotten pouch and ideal for 'killing time' whithout iphones bleebing, xbox overheating or any of the other modern essentials we surround ourselves with.
Have a great Easter Break and try not to eat all the chocolate !
Haddon Hall Spring Showcase
Haddon Hall, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire, 24th & 25th March 2012
39 members of the group will be taking part and the entrance fee of £1.00 for adults, entitles you to visit the showcase, and the castle, note the grounds / gardens are extra. Contact PDA if you’d like to attend or want more information.
List of exhibitors:
Suzanne Cannon, Melvyn Tolley, Lynne Wilkinson, Kate Pheasey, Sandra Orme, Jane Cummins, Dave Butcher, Alison Counsell, Rob Wilson, Brett Payne, Ingrid Karlsson Kemp, Temima Crafts, Richard Wheeler, Kim-Lisa Clack, Paul Tavernor, Pauline Townsend, Karin Sheldon, Richard Prime, Helen Meakin, Susan Burgess, Andy Philips, Roger Allen, Gary Sampson, Mark Langley, Yvonne Oates, Eddie Hallam, Catriona Hall, Verina Warren, Liz Wellby, John Rattigan, Adrienne Brown, Howard Levitt, Justine Nettleton, Cheryl Wilbraham, Sarah Sharpe, Dave Griffin, Bruce Aitken and Jean Martin & Chris Farrow.
Thanks to Chris Farrow for the update on who !
Just a quick reminder that we are holding our second Creative Cafe tomorrow at BEANS in Bolsover, this is a great opportunity for local artists and creatives to get together informally, chat, get to know each other - maybe even share ideas, expertise, enthusiasm and develop collaborative or other opportunities!
I'll be there along with BEANS owner and Creative Greenhouse member Karen Smith so look forward to seeing you all.
New members are always welcome - just come along, see if you like us - then if you do sign up via the website.
Creative Café 10.00 - 11.30a.m. Tuesday 13th March 2012
BEANS Coffee Shop Gallery
4 Station Road
Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6BE
Phone: 01246 828691
Unfortunately I cannot subsidise the refreshments anymore but am striving to keep costs to a minimum for all events - please do still come along and support the network and Beans!
Futrure Workshops and Events.
Creative Coffee - Capers, 20th March
How to be Media Savvy - Expand Business Centre, 27th March
The Big Draw - Rufford Craft Centre - 20th April
plus - photography workshops, making the most of your website, social media for creative businesses, how to network, and many more. Just watch this space!
All details are on the website www.creativegreenhouse.org.uk
I look forward to seeing you all soon!
I have been learning how to capture and more importantly post process time lapse sequences - this is where you capture an image repeatedly over a prolonged period - in this case about 90 minutes and 440 images - you then compile the images and play them back at approx 15 frames per second.
The view (not a great composition :-( ) is over Whaley Bridge toward Ecclespike and the National Park in the distance). Once I get the technicalities sorted I will work on the creative element. I hope you like it - please let me know your thoughts - tweets welcome.
Use the contact form if you would like more details
A masterclass in feltmaking. A breif note from Linda Moss of Sheep to Chic
"I’ve recently had the opportunity (thanks to the Peak District National Park’s financial support) to polish my feltmaking skills with a 2-day individual masterclass with leading feltmaker Sheila Smith. She showed me lots of time-saving techniques, including the use of an electric palm sander, to speed up my feltmaking, and introduced me to complex Japanese methods of introducing 3-d effects into felt. These are quite time-consuming to do, but will produce some unusual and unique results: see pictures!
"Artist of the month" in this months edition of the Reflections magazine (which is based in Chesterfield.) on the following link:- then click on the magazine and go to see pages 84 - 87.
Take a few minutes to read the feature and glance through the work - well worth the time.
Image from 'On my way out'