Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lytham Library Superstars - thank you!

Thank you to everyone who took part at Lytham Library.  You made over 80 drawings - fab!

We're back 
12 - 3pm 
25th August.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Saturday, 28 July 2012

St Annes Library Superstars - thank you!

The first of three [see below]

I think today produced the most colourful set of drawings so far with most people making more than one.  They are brill - thank you!

We're back at St Annes Library next Saturday, 11 - 3pm.

a calm place

Thank you for leaving your beautiful drawing with me. xxx 

all the drawings made - thank you

Bonds Ice Cream, Elswick...

We're visiting Bonds of Elswick this week. 
We'll be there Thursday, 2nd August 1.30 - 4pm but if the weather is really poor, we will postpone until Friday, 3rd August same time.  
I will post on the blog Thursday morning if it changes but we expect perfect ice cream eating weather all week!  

 Bonds of Elswick has its origins in a local village store which, back in 1946 sold everything from cheese and bacon to ladies nylons and started making and selling ice cream as a side-line.  Bonds Ice Cream, made to a unique and original recipe, soon became a well known and much loved local product. Through the 50's and 60's the picturesque village was a popular charabanc destination for Blackpool day-trippers and Bonds was besieged by a constant stream of visitors.

Situated in the idyllic village of Elswick just outside Gt Eccleston.  [ map ]  We are ideally placed as part of your day which could take you out to the Fylde coast.  Our Famous Vanilla Ice Cream attracts visitors all year round from both near and far.
Today Bonds of Elswick is still a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The café has been completely refurbished and has become Bonds Ice Cream Bar, which serves a dazzling array of ice cream sundaes and desserts in addition to floats, teas, coffees and soft drinks.


Friday, 27 July 2012

A sygil is a form of secret writing


In this example, the coloured pencil was kept on the paper and as the word was written the paper was turned.  The letters were extended and embellished to confuse the reader who didn’t know the secret.
[I do now...]

with thanks to Kath, member of Ansdell Library 

Ansdell Knit and Natter meet 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 10.30am

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ansdell Library Superstars - thank you!

Superheroes and Sygil (more info on secret writing soon)

A drawing of a drawing

Lucy, Circles of Light-Fylde artist with Jake

One for Circles of Light-Fylde, one for Daddy

Cockrel, Gladius & Scroll 

Tuesday's Drawings
The Melling Family

Thursday's Drawings

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

how to draw a dog

To Draw a Dog  

Start with a man with no arms (nose & mouth)
It starts to rain (whiskers)
He falls in a puddle (muzzle)
He goes up a hill (head)
He has fried eggs and bacon (eyes and ears)

with special thanks
Kimberley Holloway

Monday, 23 July 2012

dates & times of Big Draw sessions around Fylde

Additional drawing sessions will be added to the list below so do keep coming back to see where and when they are. 
Also, if you are part of a group or organisation who meet in Fylde and would like a bespoke workshop please contact me to see if we can fit you in. 

All workshops and sessions are free and suitable for all ages and abilities. 

Tues 24th July  10 - 12 Ansdell Library
Thurs 26th July 10 - 12 Ansdell Library
Sat 28th July 11 - 3 St Annes Library
Tues 31st July 12 - 3 Lytham Library

Thurs 2nd or Fri 3rd Aug (depending on weather - check here first) Bonds of Elswick

Sat 4th Aug 11 - 3 St Annes Library

Sat 11th Aug 11 - 4 Fine Art & Frames, St Annes

Mon 13th Aug 1.30 - 4 Freckleton Library
Sat 18th Aug 10.30 - 1 Kirkham Library
Sat 25th Aug 12 - 3 Lytham Library

St Annes Arts Festival
Fri 7th Sept 10 - 4 St Annes Sq or nearby (check here nearer the time)
Sat 8th Sept 10 - 4 St Annes Sq or nearby
Sun 9th Sept 10 - 1 St Annes Sq or nearby 

(Please see earlier blog entry to find out what happens to the drawings in October!) 

Circles of Light (The Big Draw in Fylde) 2012 is Lottery Funded 

Freckleton Library Superstars - thank you!

I'll pass on how to draw this dog soon.

Thank you! 
We're back again Monday, 13th August:  1.30 - 4.

Wow... what a day at Fairhaven Lake!

Wow... what a day at Fairhaven Lake!  We worked from Circles of Light-Fylde's temporary office [please see much earlier entry] and met lots of wonderful people who joined in, relaxed and had fun. 

Meanwhile, in France, Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, Chris Froome came second and Mark Cavendish won a fourth final stage; nearby the Open Golf at Royal Lytham and St Annes was in full swing to be won later in the day by Ernie Els and much closer Fairhaven Bubbles [see below] by international artist Steve Messam were fascinating visitors. 

Thank you to everyone who took part.  You made over 100 drawings [see below] which look fantastic.  

Drawing is whatever you want it to be but mostly, it's easier than it looks!  Come along to one of our sessions and have a go.  It really is easier than you think. 

Fairhaven Bubbles:  Steve Messam

A complete list of following sessions will be included soon.  Please return in a few days.