- Clearing Spaces a Project Made Possible by Rachael...
- Celebrating Our Senses - Mindfulness and Wellbeing Walks
- Marking Our Tracks - Further Afield - Songs For Quiet Steps - Empty Church Walks
- Singing Ringing
- Marking A Fine Line Mosaic Way Marker Project 2012 / 2013
- New Vistas / Wider Horizons, October 2011
- Back to Books and Invisible Threads
- Tara Badcock's Invisible Threads
- Carole Miles's Invisible Threads
Monday, 24 September 2012
Local Giving are have announced that their £500,000 Grow Your Tenner campaign will begin at 10am Tuesday 25th September!
Through the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Back To Books has a webpage on the site for a trial period and from 25th September, Localgiving.com will encourage new supporters to make a one-time donation by matching up to £10 per donation. From September 25 until all £500,000 is gone, Local Giving will match the first £10 of every donation made on Localgiving.com. So, if you give £10, Local Giving will grow it to £20. If you claim Gift Aid, it becomes £22.50!
Back To Books raises funds for activities on a project by project basis, by donating £10 during this campaign it could really make a difference to what we are able to do in the future.
If you would like to help us you can make your donation by following the link to our Local Giving Page
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
The Writing Group who have been working with author Kathy Page during the Online Writing Course Ticket To Write have almost all completed their short stories. Artist Carole Miles thought it would be an interesting addition to the work produced to make an image to go with each story and will be working with some of the writers in her relocated studio / shed. Her first visitor was Shusha Walmsley.
Demonstration of one collagraph technique
Shusha deciding which technique to use - cutting into a board with a scalpel
or applying textured wallpaper to create shape and form.
Choice made and wallpaper it is!
Happily ensconced at the end of the galley like work space.
Inking up the printing plate
Colours applied and ready to print
Winding the wheel
Hey presto - illustration for Shusha's story.
Monday, 3 September 2012
It has taken quite some time to edit and upload the photographs taken in March, which saw Carole Miles and Andrew Rushton installing and photographing the group's Felted Landscape Vessels along part of the Brampton Valley just a few miles from the Hanging Houghton Crossing near Lamport. They were viewed with much curiousity by by a host of Twitchers hoping to catch sight of Skylarks and a rarely sighted owl visiting Northamptonshire. The idea behind the temporary installation was to connect the works with the landscape and the sheep that graze in many parts of the Brampton Valley.
The full Photo Set featuring all the works made by participants can be viewed in the Flickr Set here.
Copies of the images printed on digital watercolour paper at A3 size can be purchased by emailing Back To Books
Prices on request.
Saturday, 1 September 2012
Whilst out for a cycle we were reminded
that it hasn't been the best of summer's!
We noticed that the acorns are fattening fast
the colours are changing
this feels like the bridging moment
between Summer and Autumn.
The sky is often bleached out by cloud cover,
there are strange contrasts to be seen
seed heads and rust
lush greenery damp underfoot, interwoven in complex patterns.
There aren't many sloes but plenty of elder berries ripening, it's hard to tell whether things are coming on early or late! The Woodland Trust has an interesting feature about the weather and it's effect on fruiting this year.
There are still small bright patches of colour to delight the eye.
It hasn't only been the weather that has been unpredictable, due to unforeseen circumstances it wasn't possible to stage an August Photography walk but there will be a return to Cottesbrooke walk. Details to follow soon, get your walking boots and cameras ready, the Sphinx awaits you!