New stationery at For Arts Sake

I have a selection of lovely hand printed notebooks and greetings cards winging there way towards For Arts Sake Gallery. This Ealing gallery opened in 1984 and houses one of the largest collections of printmaker’s works for sale.To say I am excited to have my artwork here is an understatement!

Here is a little taster of my notebooks they will be stocking…

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copyright on all images Julia Ogden 2016

Charlotte Bronte’s birthday celebrations

On the 21st of April it was the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birthday. I have been teaching drop in workshops at the parsonage, so I was asked to plan a birthday craft session.

I have always loved the quote from Jane Eyre:

“I am no bird;and no net ensnares me:I am a free human being with an independent will”

so after researching I found a good card template here which looked like this;

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and fit with idea of freedom in the quote.

When I got to the school room in Haworth it looked so pretty.The flowers had been arranged on a workshop taught  by simply by arrangement and looked great. The West Yorkshire Playhouse were there singing songs to showcase their Bronte season that is coming up in Autumn, a must see if the beautiful songs were anything to go by.

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The sun shone all day!

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and lots of birthday cards for Charlotte were made and decorated.

I got quite caught up with the day and didn’t end up taking that many photographs but there was cake, plays,poetry and music to name a few things.

I will be at the parsonage on the 1st of June with another craft workshop, pop in and visit this very special place if you can.