Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lytham Library Superstars - thank you! Plus a special thank you to Fylde Libraries and the Mobile Library.

Thank you to everyone who made beautiful drawings at Lytham Library today.  Your drawings are fab! 

This was the project's last session with Fylde Libraries and the Mobile Library.  It seems a long time ago since our first session with them in June.  Fylde Libraries and the Mobile Library, which is based at Garstang have enabled Circles of Light - Fylde to meet over 400 lovely people who have made over 550 beautiful drawings.  Thank you to everyone who came along and took part and a special thank you to all the library staff who made us feel so welcome.

Our next sessions will be at St Annes Arts Festival, 7 - 9 September.  more details soon

Monday, 20 August 2012

Charlie's Garden Party at Lytham Hall

What a busy afternoon....
The sun came out, lots of happy, smiley people, Alice in Wonderland and donkeys.  Thank you Sharon for letting us share a fab afternoon.  I hope you raised lots of money to help Charlie.

If anyone missed it and would like to join in the next fund raising event, head for Park View 4 U on Saturday, 25th August.  Charlie's Fun Time Factory will be there between 11.30 and 5.30.

Don't forget to visit Circles of Light too!  We will be at Lytham Library Saturday, 25th August 12 - 3pm. 

Plenty of time to do both...

Angels of Love

a young man on a mission

This reminded me of International Klein Blue

All drawings made at Charlie's Garden Party - thank you everyone!

Kirkham Library Superstars - thank you!

Another quiet morning but plenty of beautiful drawings were made - thank you!

Lucy & Amelia

Amanda & Simi at Kirkham Library, Jamelia was there too!

Freckleton Library Superstars - thank you!

A quiet but very pleasant afternoon.  Thank you to all who came along.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Charlie's Garden Party at Lytham Hall

Sharon & Nathalie's drawings

On Saturday, 11th August we met Sharon Woolly who local people may remember was in the Lytham St Annes Express this week with a fresh plea for support to raise money to help cure her son of an agressive form of children's cancer, neuroblastoma.

Sharon & her friend, Nathalie were out and about in Lytham and St Annes finding places for posters to promote their fund raising event, "Charlie's Garden Party".  We offered them a seat and learnt more about their appeal whilst they made drawings for us.   

Charlie's Garden Party is next Saturday, 18th August between 12 - 6pm, in the grounds of Lytham Hall.  Entrance:  Families £10, Adults £5 & Children £2.50 

Not one to miss an opportunity, Circles of Light will be there too!

Kirkham Library in the morning: 10.30 - 1pm
Charlie's Garden Party in the afternoon: approx 2 - 6pm
Glass of red wine in the evening!
Charlie's Garden Party at Lytham Hall

Fine Art & Frames, St Annes

On holiday from Stoke on Trent:  demonstrating the "kiss-me-quick" approach is alive & kicking

We had a wonderful time in St Annes.  We not only met lots of interesting people but synchronicity played a part and brought along an old friend who now teaches the very thing we've been looking for!
As always, thank you to everyone who took part and for all your beautiful drawings.


Save Charlie - see next blog entry for more details

Fine Art & Frames, St Annes

Friday, 10 August 2012

Big Draw continues at Fylde Libraries

FREE no need to book, for all ages & abilities

Next sessions...
11am - 4pm Saturday, 11th August
Fine Art & Frames, Park Rd., St Annes FY8 1QX  

1.30 - 4pm Tuesday, 13th August
Freckleton Library

10.30 - 1pm Saturday 18th August
Kirkham Library

12 - 3pm
Lytham Library

Watch this space for details of St Annes Music & Arts Festival 7 - 9th September. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

mid-project reflection...

Way back near the start of "Circles of Light (The Big Draw in Fylde) 2012" on 9th May, I received a package from America.  Inside were the completed circles of Miss Selway's Class.  Yes, I know "international" claims were made!

This was quite extraordinary in itself but if you look at the beautiful drawings of baseball, basketball etc you get a flavour of American culture.  It hadn't occured to me before but as Circles of Light unfolds and more drawings are made you get a real sense of British culture; a sense of the things that matter to us as individuals and a sense of national pride. 

The project was intentionally celebratory and about love and "feel good" sensibilities, particularly in 2012 the year of the Queen's Jubilee, the Olympics, the Open Golf held locally etc. (The Tour de France results were a fantastic bonus.) but now, as we're over half way through it's obvious the final work is equally about how we link together culturally and emotionally.  

Our culture is evident in drawings of shared interests and passions, our emotional connections are demonstrated not only in drawings of families and friends but also in the photographs taken to document participation.  These beautiful images have quite rightly, taken on a life of their own.

Thank you to everyone who has let me share these moments, I hope you like them as much as I do and a special thank you to Miss Selway's students for helping me see the obvious in the first place! 

Miss Selway's Class, April 2012:  California USA

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Future drop-in sessions

For all ages and abilities and they are free!

Fine Art & Frames, Park Road, St Annes.  11am - 4pm, Saturday 11th August

Freckleton Library 1.30 - 4pm, Monday 13th August 

Kirkham Library 10.30 - 1pm, Saturday 18th August

Lytham Library 12 - 3pm,  Saturday 25th August

St Annes Music & Arts Festival, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7th, 8th & 9th September

Exhibitions will be announced soon...

St Annes Library Superstars - thank you!

Baby's first drawing with very proud mum.  Thank you for letting me keep it.