You can find me in the Purple Pod April 20, 2016 19:43
Wow!! What a busy two weeks .. I finally took the plunge and give up my full time job to follow my heart and concentrate on developing my wee business.
I have been lucky enough to be given a residency in a 'pod' at the Project 24 on the Queens Parade in Bangor. I will be working at my commissions, as well as taking my workshops from the space. I will also have upcycling demos and products available to purchase at my pod.
Project 24 is an innovative and impressive project which has captured the public's interest, bringing vibrancy and interest to this popular seaside town, Bangor.
Project 24 utilises 6 bespoke, colourful art pods each split into two mini artist studios where artists take residency. The art pods are customised shipping containers, seen as light boxes with a fluid and translucent environment allowing visitors to experience different moods and atmospheres depending on the season and time of day.
Modern materials, modern furnishings and excellent lighting have helped to create this welcoming, vibrant, engaging and creative space.
The area around the art pods is landscaped with an event space ‘The Hub’, seating and a community garden.
The Good Life Festival 25-26 March 2016 June 26, 2015 02:50
What a great weekend we had at The Good Life Festival at Oxford Island on the shores of Lough Neagh. This event was organised by the Armagh and Craigavon Council. It was a fun filled two days, with entertainment for all the family. There was the best in local music, food, creativity and ideas for getting the best out of life.
We where situated in the Danann Craft Village tent with lots of other crafters selling locally made hand crafted produce. The Jouneyman Saddlers were selling fabulous hand crafter leather goods. Patricia Millar Ceramics with her pieces which are inspired by the shores of Strangford Lough. Aileen's Glass, which is all created from reclaimed glass that she makes into pieces of art. And the beautiful three dimensional felt sculptures by textile artist Liz Nicholls who gets her inspiration from the environment around her. This just names a few. There was also crafters selling handmade jewellery, soaps and home made natural remedies, the cutest little fairy doors and fairy dust !!! and handmade scented candles and melts.
In the other tents there was everything from local bands, poets, stand up comedians and even a kids theatre. Jenny Bristow was giving cooking demos and lots of local food producers selling their delicious products, with lots of samples to try. There was also a look back in time with the Ardglass Viking Village showing their traditional way of life, with a demonstration on constructing a long boat.
There was also a lot of out door activities with wall climbing and off grid living with lessons in bush craft and nature conservation.
I had a totally fantastic time !! .. I will certainly be back next year !