Some may remember this from the 1970s but it’s come around again! Lovely work by university student Cerys Bussey, (who has also sent in some of her nature photography).
Tag: local artist
We commissione Rachel (as Big Sky Arts) to produce some ideas of artworks to do at home, using nature as an inspiration. You can see her excellent video here
Meanwhile, Rachel has also been doing some other artwork that she’s sent us as a contribution, isn’t this beautiful?
A Recipe for Beginning Afresh using lockdown store cupboard ingredients.
Before the counting’s done,
while it’s still fresh,
take one wobbly cyclist
newly confident on empty roads.
A cup of watching nature in the garden.
At least 500g of birdsong,
feel free to add more to taste.
As much as you can find of empty skies
and smog free air.
A handful of daily walks.
A good slug of care and compassion.
A tablespoon of acting for the greater good.
A smidge of clap for carers if you fancy.
3 cups of verges brimming with wildflowers.
A litre of clearer water from Venice.
Add all the ingredients and mix.
Don’t forget the cherry on top
Lower Carbon Dioxide emissions.
Serve anytime, day or night.
There’s more than enough,
to enjoy right now
and leave to prove
the benefits for future generations
Local Illustrator/Designer, Brandon has produced work that has been sold across the UK including: Waitrose, ASDA, Clintons & UK Greetings He works with the Wisbech and Fenland Museum on ideas to support young artists. He has kindly sent us some of his pieces of Wisbech, …
“After lockdown I saw the world from new angles and with a new phone in hand I took some photos with wide lens of the St. Peter’s church. I’ve grown up in Elm and many generations before me. I’ve always loved taking photography and capturing …
Mike tells us: “The building is the centre of a tiny village in Hungary – I forget the name – which I did for my next door neighbour in return for a couple of jars of delicious pickles. It was her hometown. She moved away so I do not know where it is, now.”
“This is a very young and dynamic Thomas Clarkson. I think it isn’t a bad likeness but to be honest, it depends which picture you are using at the time. His face changes – bones and all – depending on who does him! It is a large piece, at the Secret Garden Touring site, Wisbech St Mary.”
For those not from the area, Thomas Clarkson spent his life working towards the abolition of Slavery. He and his brother John, also an abolitionist, were born in Wisbech.
Mixed Media and MDF
Anne tells us:
“I am 77 years old and during lockdown I had to isolate, to keep myself busy and my mind active I used this time to craft. Creating things has got me through lockdown. I made this piece with the words make a wish as the wish I would make was that Covid would go away and I could see all my family and friends again.”
Paul tells us:
I make stained glass panels for fun and as a hobbyist.
I live in Guyhirn having moved here from Peterborough 2 years ago.
My inspiration for undertaking stained glass work was a desire to make something as inspiring as much of the work seen in religious contexts and or museums such as the National Stained Glass Museum at Ely. I have had to teach myself many new skills, not the least of which is accuracy in glass cutting, soldering and also design work. Lately I have started to paint glass and also stain it.
The images with the yellow colours use stain, not paint, so at least I can say i have made “real” stained glass.
The buses are running,
And this time, they are on time,
Because all the traffic
Is no longer there.
But the drivers keep driving,
Making stops at empty shelters,
At empty depots.
Where did all the people go?
Or are they still there?
Slumped on seats,
Blank eyed, faces pale,
Riding on ghost buses.