L’Arche & RPS Christmas Fayre – collect the coupons for a prize!

L'Arche Christmas Decorations - pin cone wreathsL’Arche Christmas Decorations – pin cone ready to be made in to Christmas Wreaths – will be available for sale at the Xmas Fayre.

L'Arche and RPS Christmas Fayre flyer

Spoil yourself and your loved ones this winter with unique hand crafted gifts from our first

Christmas Market!

With a vast array of exciting traditional hand made prints, paintings, fun Illustrations, cards, textiles, toys, and jewellery, our local artists and makers’ stalls will be sure to have something for everyone, so come along and shop until you drop with the added knowledge that you are supporting West Norwood’s creative community.

Our staff will be on hand to supply warming Christmas treats and music to get you into the festive spirit!

Guest Makers, Face painting, Christmas Decorations workshop, Live Music, festive cake pops too.

 

L’Arche & RPS shop window is looking festive

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Baubles made by L’Arche members

 

How cute is this toy train! (courtesy of Agnes)

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Collect the festive coupons to win a prize

Christmas Coupons to collect to win a prise

click the image above to visit the Facebook event page to collect all 12 coupons – they are shared on twitter too – you can also collect from the main RPS facebook page

ps: a huge thank you to Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff for designing all the posters (for L’Arche events as well as for the RPS group) and to Kudret & Aytekin from Odek for printing all the leaflets & posters.


L’Arche Christmas Concert

click to visit the FB event page

The L’Arche London Arkclub Theatre group would like to invite you to their Christmas Concert at All Saints Church, West Dulwich.

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7.30pm!

 

 

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SE Art Trail – Saturday 21st November

Lots on this weekend!

L’Arche and RPS have the Art Trail and the Christmas Fayre

see below for some sneak peaks of the Art Work that will be on show & available to buy!

(some of my work is available to buy in the shop – L’Arche, West Norwood – next to St Luke’s Church)

(note: this is a copy of the RockPaperScissorsLondon.co.uk website post – as I managed their website)

 SE Art Trail – Saturday 21st November

SE Art Trail 21 November SE19 SE20 SE25 & SE27 London

click image to visit the Facebook Event page

 

L’Arche staff and members taking part in the Art Trail…

Flo Anson – co-ordinator of L’Arche concerts and plays

Has worked at L’Arche London for 16 yrs.
Doing dance drama costume making theatre and music sessions.
Always loved Art and crafts.
Lately started painting again as she had to stop ballet which is her other passion in life.

Flo Anson Painting

Kevin Malcolm

Kevin lives and works at L’Arche London.  He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities.  He loves nature and particularly birds. He uses visual arts as a medium for communication.

Kevin - L'Arche Member Artwork -Wild Flowers on Black.

 

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Derek Williams

Derek Williams live and works at L’Arche London.  He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities who expresses himself through visual art in an abstract way.

recently had an exhibition at L’Arche – see the RPS blog post:

A video posted by @charizagallery on

 

Derek Williams; Exhibition at The Garden West Norwood London

 

 

Oussama Touma – L’Arche Staff

sorry – not sent examples so you will have to attend to see her wonderful work 🙂

 

Rock Paper Scissor members taking part…

Anthony Hodges – Artist

Originally from the northern port of Whitby, Anthony Hodgson has lived in West Norwood, south London since 2002. As an artist, he works mostly in inks and pastels, producing Gothic, Religious and Figurative art. He is inspired by the conflicts within our existence: light, dark; life, death; imprisonment, freedom and the relationships between them. Anthony is also a musician and poet.

https://www.facebook.com/anthony.p.hodgson

www.anthonyhodgsonart.com

https://anthonyhodgson.bandcamp.com

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Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff Vintage

Limited edition digital prints

Mid-century graphic designer, art lovers and curious collectors who have lived and journeyed across four continents discovering visually fascinating objets d’art, craft, ephemera and tastes.

Our raison d’être is to ‘revive, share, inspire’ giving beautiful often ignored artifacts a new beginning.

This selection of limited edition prints is part of an on-going series of images influenced by obscure ‘street art’ from our travels, which have been digitally re-worked to capture the vibrance, texture and energy of those places.

Agnes Baumont Framed Art

 

Bill Hull

Photography + Art + Freelance + Design

Photographic prints and greeting cards, local, London and England, architecture/icons, cityscapes, parks/common land, landscapes, sea/river waterscapes.

I love working with light to produce images that stick in the mind.

Freelance Photographer www.billhullphotography.com

Greeting Cards www.justlocalcards.co.uk

Prints, cards, cushions, iPhone cases, tote bags, etc.www.pixels.com/art/all/bill+hull/all

Bill Hull Photography

Bill Hull Photography

Janet Rich 

Paintings – Mosaics – Workshops 

Janet takes her inspiration from the natural world. Her abstract paintings are a reflection of this. Each one unique, they pulse to a rhythmic, intuitive and felt sense. She aims to cultivate this energy and spirit in her workshops and groups, where process and fun are more important than the finished object.

Original brightly coloured, hand painted images in gouache on paper in wooden frame. Mosaic tiles decorated with buttons, beads and various colourful, interesting bits and pieces.

Other works include A4 framed prints of charcoal, ink, pastel drawings and photos. As well as producing her own work Janet is an artist/therapist supporting individuals and groups to find their creativity using a variety of media and techniques.

Janet Rich Intuitive Painting Janet Rich Sea Gouache painting

 

 

Beth Manderand Clare Haward were invited to Croydon Radio to talk about the SE Art Trail on Janet Smiths Arts Programme yesterday!

Here is the podcast link and our interview is 35 minutes in…. http://croydonradio.com/upl…/podcast/2015-11-15-14-00-27.mp3

You can find printed maps in local libraries, coffee shops and other local venues. (click image to visit the main Facebook page)

Art Trail map - SE London

Diverse Gifts + Makerhood Makers Showcase 1st November

Diverse & Makerhood

Launch Sunday 1st November at 12 til 5pm and there is a discount on Makerhoodies work for the day AND drinks and nibbles too!

(click the image above to visit Diverse Gifts website which is being launched the same day and you can actually buy online too!)

Diverse Gifts Facebook Page

I have framed prints (and a few unframed!) available and here’s a sneak peak…

my Makerhood profile page: http://makerhood.com/runnycustard-photographic-art

 

Caroline Hands – Mixed Media Paintings and Textiles

Caroline has reproductive prints (framed) of her paintings available and her hand stitched cushions available.

Caroline’s profile page on Makerhood: http://makerhood.com/mixed-media-painter

 

Other Makerhoodies that are taking part:

Gill Scheuer (up-cycled umbrella bags) Um-bags http://makerhood.com/um-bags-etc
Catherine Feltham (coasters) Crafted – http://makerhood.com/crafted
Prilly Lewis (felted accessories) http://makerhood.com/prillylewisknitwear
Anna Jackson (screen printed accessories) http://makerhood.com/black-cactus-london
Kerry Young (Kes) Young Heart in Art http://makerhood.com/heart-art-workshops
I will be there and might be taking photos – it depends on my neighbours ending their party before 6am… !

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L’Arche Candle Making Workshop in West Norwood

Fab Candles at L’Arche Craft Workshop

The Candle making workshop at L’Arche in West Norwood was a great success – lots of people came and another workshop is being planned!

Some people asked if it was every weekend!

Here are some photos of the day – lots of lovely candles and a few ice candles were made too (the round ones with ‘holes’ in them which are beautiful) – the workshop was suppose to last a couple of hours but it went on all day – some people had to go back in order to finish the candles.

Another workshop will happen possibly the last week of November but we will post up information soon. (see below for L’Arche social media links and for Rock Paper Scissors & The Stitch who will be posting when it will be)

L'Arche London UK Candle Making Workshop

L’Arche London UK Twitter

L’Arche London UK Facebook page

Rock Paper Scissors London Facebook page

RockPaperScissor’s London Twitter

The Stitch (craft workshop who use the L’Arche craftwork shops on Saturdays)

The Stitch Facebook Page

Szilvia makes a candle…

… and makes her mother proud 😀

Szilvia of ‘Fitness with Szilvia‘ and ‘Szilvia’s Pets‘ making her candle – a lot of people put colours in the wrong way around – the candle is made upside down – Szilvia’s colour scheme is based on a flame which is appropriate! – click the links to visit her facebook pages. (She has yet to decide on the name of her fitness business so the page is currently ‘Szilvia’s Fitness’ – I personally like the first version 😉

Szilvia from 'Fitness with Szilvia' step by step guide to candle making!

 

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Two Cloth Dolls now at L’Arche West Norwood

I’ve made two traditional cloth dolls that have arms that move and hair accessories that are wearable as they have a brooch fitting on the backs.

 

 

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The dark haired girl is made with a linen mix – 50% Linen 50% cotton – for the body and the other is a soft cream Calico Cotton.

Their hair is Merino roving wool that is needle felted into hair buns.

Their clothing is 100% cotton with lace trim – the pantaloons are removable but the dress isn’t as it was my first go and I need to tweak my pattern – the next doll that I make will have a removal dress.

They are now at L’Arche in West Norwood, London and currently priced at £18.

I would like the next version to have small bags 🙂

 

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RPS & L’Arche London Shop Relaunch 1st October

RPS & L'Arche London Shop relaunch
Poster created by Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff Vintage.

 

YES! L’Arche and Rock Paper Scissors London are relaunching their shop in West Norwood next Thursday and we would love you to come for wine and nibbles… yum!

We may still be knee deep in paint, wood shavings and tools we are determined to be up and running whilst looking as stylish as possible.

Here’s some more photos of our refurb – L’Arche staff member Paul who also runs the Garden and lots more is a very handy man and is literally building shelving and the displays himself whilst a few RPS members faff about with paint ;-P

Note: this blog post is a copy of the RockPaperScissorsLondon.co.uk blog post as I run both so I’m allowed! 🙂

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Paul sorting emails as he still have to work whilst painting and building shelving!
Paul sorting emails as he still have to work whilst painting and building shelving!

We even roped in Aiden who had some spare time between meetings – did you know that L’Arche have been in that building for 40 years (L’Arche will be celebrating their 50th year soon!) and Aiden is the person raising funds to help improve their entire building as there are a few damp spots and crumbling bits so the place will be decorated again but it could be a few years before they have raised enough funds to do so.

Aiden & Elaine sorting the little office ready to have the holes filled and painted.
Aiden & Elaine sorting the little office ready to have the holes filled and painted.
So pleased that Paul has organised a new carpet… can’t wait to see that installed… here’s a reminder of the old one… ick…
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new carpet soon! thankfully. we had to fill in some holes in the floor and used some spare RPS leaflets to cover them otherwise people stepped in them!
So please come and visit us to say hi and have a nose at the new shiny white space on Thursday 1st October from 6pm – wine and nibbles (think there is some home baked goodies too!) included 😀

update: 30th September…

Apparently, there are shelving units that hate being painted and  repeatedly tries to repel it even after a coat of primer… gargh!

The night before the launch and we think that we will have it fairly presentable 🙂 if still needs work afterwards we think the wine, cakes, cakepops, snacks, nibbles and healthy stuff will make up for it 😀

Here’s some more photos and we have lots to do in the morning to be ready at 6pm!

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Paul drilling holes and Laura painting – me… faffing with my camera!
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it does look nicer than before!
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I’ve never thought of wearing a hat to paint but it’s a good idea – I tend to get paint all over me!

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Paul who works for L’Arche declared he doesn’t actually like DIY… we all stared at him as he was the one that volunteered to do all the work… and has proceeded to do most of the work!

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L’Arche Open Garden – Plants and Flowers…

… Jam, Cake and Tea

Some photos taken at the L’Arche Open Garden on Saturday 5th September 2015.
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Music, Tea and Cake – plus some lovely smelling fresh waffles 😀

Love the shape of this… L'Arche Open Garden 2015

I’m terrible at naming plants and flowers so I hope to find out more soon.
L'Arche Open Garden 2015

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