Making Posters and Websites for Local Communities

I’ve not blogged for awhile yet I feel that I have because I’ve been doing it elsewhere!

I’ve started a private forum for Rock Paper Scissors – London Members and a website – very early days on the website so only 4 members so far – more to be added soon.

I made a simple website for The Stitch in West Norwood (hosted at L’Arche and these are all through the Lambeth Council ‘The Open Works‘).

We made a banner for the Bzz Garage featuring little dry needle felted Bees and lots of crafty floral items – I made the central Bee which I’m rather pleased with (not the text part) – the first version went horribly wrong though.

Some of the 'Stitchees' putting the banner together
Some of the ‘Stitchees’ putting the banner together

I have also been taking photographs for them as helping out so for someone who is unemployed I’ve been busy!!

I’ve spent today (besides applying to jobs) have been making up some posters that could be used as a fundraiser for The Stitch who will be selling items made by the ‘stitchees’ at The Feast at St Luke’s Church – West Norwood on the 7th June 2015.

The Feast - first Sunday of each month (April to December)
The Feast – first Sunday of each month (April to December)
The Stitch Bzz Garage Banner
The Stitch Bzz Garage Banner (it’s huge & I need to take a better photo!)

Fundraiser Poster Ideas…

Using the Stitch logo I’ve made a poster – vector with textures added and a little ‘light painting’ to give the sewing machine some depth.

The Stitch poster design four colour versions

 

These are some other versions of possible poster designs… think I like the yellowish background on the above to feature on the ones below… !?The Stitch Poster Design

I had a go at using the above image to make some repeat patterns…

The Stitch - repeat pattern making...

Caroline Hands – Painter & Mixed Media Artist

I’m also helping a lifelong traditional painter with all her work and photography – helping her learn Lightroom and to create her own greeting cards and to aid her creation of a book that shows her travels and the artwork she has produced throughout her long international career – you can view her work, and video created by the R&A collaborations at Caroline Hands 

She also creates Batiks and large Copper artworks such as these – love them!

Caroline Hands Copper Plates
Caroline Hands Copper Plates

 

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Feast Winter Lights – West Norwood

Rock Paper Scissors – The Open Works, Makerhood Lambeth and L’Arche Collaboration.

Some of the Rock Paper Scissors makers collective decided to take part in the local Feast Winter Lights Market which is St Luke’s in West Norwood – Feast are a huge market that feature makers, artist and food stalls over several sites in the area and had their final end of year Feast day last Sunday.

Agnes and Betty behind our stall

The Local MP, Dame Tessa Jowell opened the Winter Lights celebration with Father Christmas 🙂 and featured carols, mulled wine, hot food, kids activities and even L’Arche had their own dance troop!

Dame Tessa Jowell and Father Christmas open the fair

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I featured my prints which you can find in L’Arche tomorrow and next week Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be the last day… I also sell at Diverse Gifts, Coldhabour Lane, Brixton but, I also made some toys… my current favourite are the ‘Cat’s in Pants’…

two characters I made and one sold straight away - Bob (the dark version) is loved by many yet no home for him yet!

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Rock Paper Scissors – Makers Collective

A little update on the Rock Paper Scissors Art Collective Shop that L’Arche, Makerhood and The Open Works have organised.

In their own words…

  • Rock Paper Scissors is a new box shop at L’Arche in West Norwood. (to the left of St Luke’s Church).Discover a curated collection of quality handmade products by a group of local makers.
  • Rock Paper Scissors is a new collective box shop helping residents test trade to grow their retail ideas. The shop was set up as a partnership between Open Works, Makerhood and L’Arche in West Norwood.
  • The shop is full of locally made and curated products from 25 makers, who are running the shop together as a group. L’Arche also have their own range of products, including pieces made in their own workshop.
  • Come and visit – find out more about the project and how you can get involved, meet the makers, and get some early Christmas shopping done!
  • Open Hours –  5-8pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday Feast Days.
  • Follow them on Facebook and on Twitter at @RPS_SE27 for details of their upcoming launch and future events.

How Much is that Cat in the Window?

I sneaked in my cat plush toy – my other products are photographic (prints, framed, cards, cushion covers and jewellery) but I thought this little guy might bring in the customers 😉  (Instagram pic)

Cat toy in L'Arche London UK & RPS shop in West Norwood

West Norwood’s Christmas Tree will go up the first week of December and there will be a children’s workshop to make decorations – I will update when I find out more – the proposed date at the moment is the 30th November.

Rock Paper Scissors London

We are still tweaking things and plan to create some posters and have an official launch day that will feature CAKE!!! YAY.

RockPaperScissors.SE27 on Facebook

Caught in the act of faffing with the window display 🙂 (Instagram pic)

Tweaking the window display at L'Arche London UK & RPS

 

The Franglaise Mummy Website has featured an article on ‘Feeling Good About Christmas Shopping’ and have mentioned Rock Paper Scissors.

 

 

Click below to view the Photos I took on the first day of setting up the shop.

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