My trial canvas prints have arrived! Been waiting all week 😁😍 Looking to buy my own printer in the next few weeks and producing my own prints (so excited about this! Little bit too excited actually) but thought I'd try out a few companies beforehand #owl#prints#accrington#localartist#painting#sidebyside#artwork Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing prints from any of my artwork. These two are up for grabs and can be ordered upon request ✌🏼👍🏼
To join the 🎄festivities 🎄on Warner Street tonight from 4 pm we are giving away a beautiful Tranquility Soap by [Comfort Zone] worth £15.00 with any purchases over £40.00. * While stocks last. We look forward to you popping in. X
This month’s featured #blogger from #an_artistsblogs – @jackwelsh
These images are from a project exploring the social materiality of brick. It began with the famous red Accrington bricks (known for the distinctive text ‘NORI’ stamped on each brick). A type of iron-hard engineering brick, NORI bricks have been made in Accrington since 1887 using fire clay, a durable material found close to Accrington’s coal seams. Famous for their strength, the bricks were used in foundations the #BlackpoolTower and the #EmpireStateBuilding . The Huncoat site near Accrington was mothballed in 2008, in the midst of the financial crash, before being reopened a few years ago following a surge in demand for materials.
The project pulled together a range of visual imagery, drawings and archival material to weave together and suggest new narratives. A 2016 collaboration with writer Grace Harrison, as part of Conscious Coupling: A Writing Residency & Zine From @thedoublenegative & @theroyalstandard_, opened up further developments. (Forth image: Grace Harrison and Jack Welsh collaboration)
“Why are you so dolled up? You’re not going to a fashion show”. The world is my runway! Now, if you’ll please excuse me. 😜💋
Here at Safehands #Accrington we have been feeling festive. The pre-schoolers have been working on their emergent writing and expressive arts skills while making hats for their upcoming Christmas concert. The toddlers loved decorating their Christmas tree so much we decided to make extras. This activity was lots of fun and helped our children to develop their fine motor skills in addition to mark making. The babies have been loving getting messy with their malleable play, exploring shaving foam and home made snow in a winter wonderland themed tuff tray. This has allowed them to develop their understanding of the world, expressive arts and physical skills. #Safehandsnursery#SafehandsAccrington#nursery#eyfs#childcare#Christmas#creative#exploration#messyplay