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.

30 days…April

Well, April has been a busy and exciting month. I did my first ever trade show; British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate. It was overwhelming but successful in equal measures! I am just working through my orders and will share with you my new stockists in a separate post.I am pleased as punch about them, so they deserve their own space!

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top row BCTF preparations; lots of drawing, printing and painting. Oh and Cecile helping me choose my props.

second row my stand at BCTF, Billy bag and packing away after a busy few days (big black house design chair)

third row the school room at the Bronte parsonage in Haworth (I did a workshop there on the anniversary of Charlotte’s birthday), artwork from the children’s art club I run, SNOW!

 

 

 

Hawksbys, Haworth

I am excited to have a lovely new stockist; Hawksbys in Haworth.

I had visited the gallery a bit ago and just swooned at their beautiful displays and lovely artwork.

hawksbysTheir display of my screen prints, cards and notebooks.

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This fellow is there.

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and hummingbird notebooks to name a few things! Do visit if you can x