We’ve Gone National (& International)!

We were pretty excited this morning when the new national Creative Support calendar arrived. Every year, all of the Creative Support projects around the country are invited to submit art for the calendar and twelve pieces are selected. We had heard rumours that Najma’s self portrait of positive thoughts had been selected, and it is…

Creating Happiness Launch

Sorry it’s been a while since I blogged! Things went a bit wobbly when my Mum became ill and then sadly died, which meant I was out of action for a few weeks and as a result we postponed the exhibition and launch. I am so proud of the group who continued to run sessions…

Taking pictures around Blackburn.

This afternoon me and Salma took the Creating Happiness canvas with us around the town, and met the public. Our first stop was outside bb1 cafe, where we met Marie and another lady. They were happy to take pictures for us and were interested in our work. We then decided to take pictures outside King…

Super Slow Way Film

A few weeks ago, Caroline and Dave of Huckleberry Films came to film our sessions and interview a couple of people about what we were up to. It was a lovely experience and even the most nervous of interviewees ended up enjoying themselves. The film has gone live now. We had a look at it…

While I’m away……..

We’ve told Sabbir that he’s in charge, but as we know he never reads the blog it is perfectly safe to reveal here that he isn’t and the group is. They just plan to let him think he’s in charge. Shhhh!

Pull your pants up and make some art…

…and other quotes from last Wednesday, including There’s nowt like a good tree. Pingu is now Flatpu. Oh no, now he’s even flatter Pu. One of the things people had been really interested in from the beginning of the project is street art. Whilst the space we are using hasn’t really allowed us to do…

Creating Happiness

According to wise people, the key to happiness is to set yourself small goals and celebrate achieving them. Tony is well on his way. This week we celebrated the fact that he is managing to keep his paintbrush out of his brew and in his water jar. Nice work Tony. Not so much this afternoon…

Swan200 at Blackburn Canal Festival

Our origami swans returned to Bread Art for some fettling before being launched on to the canal along with five others on Saturday as part of the Blackburn Canal Festival. They looked fantastic and attracted plenty of attention from people who commented really positively. We talked to several people about the particular challenges of origami…

Beautiful People

Caroline and Dave from Huckleberry Films spent much of the day with us today as they are documenting all of the Super Slow Way projects and this week it was our turn. They interviewed several people this morning, then stayed around to film some of the session this afternoon. Whilst the prospect of being interviewed…

Do Swans Have Nostrils?

Words from Wednesday Do swans have nostrils? Birds definitely don’t have rulered bums. Get the chicken finished. Chicken Nuggets! Stop squiggling. Every time I see a bollard I fall off. Why do people have phones? I nearly fell off the chair. Cup of cha!  

Swans Day Two

Yes, you read that right, swans! Tony and Stephen decided to rescue and rebuild the disaster swan from last week and took it on as their own painting project. It’s definitely got a look of barge painting or a waltzer we think. They are adding even more detail next week. I tried to help them…