I was hoping to keep this blog private but after experimenting with tumblr for a long time I have concluded the format simply does not work with the privacy settings on. So here it is, made public, a reflective diary style blog about setting up the SHEBANG collective. There is a lot of waffle and it is rather inward looking, I could have not told anyone it was out there, but as I am a fan of processes and transparency I have figured it may be of interest to someone.
A fun time was spent wood block printing and stamping at the Twt Beech wood craft fair. A lovely project to be involved with celebrating the life of a 240 year old Beech tree, much loved by the community in Cowbridge, South Wales. The tree needed to be taken down from Twt Park due to disease and so a community project has been born to follow what happens to the 20 tonnes of Beech wood.
The wood craft fair involved spoon carving, puppet making, pole lathe, pencil making, and I was wood block printing and stamping on wooden discs, all on Twt Beech wood.
The project will continue as the wood seasons and more can be made with the wood, culminating in an exhibition in a year or so.
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