How to make a photography exhibition

Paul Duke documented the decline of the fishing industry in the Moray Firth, with a series of life-size photos.  He tells the story of how he took those and made them into a whole exhibition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3fu2tRtIbc Paul's Black and White photos are stunning, and have been put into a book by the same title as …

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Watching paint move

Colour at work - 2 brief videos of artists making abstract art in huge canvases, in closeup, watching the colours react and interact.

Poet as job

So - you like writing poetry - but how can you make it into more like a paying job? Here's a short article by Anthony Anaxagorou.  It describes how he gradually moved from a shy 27 year old writer who printed his poems and made Youtube clips of himself reading his poems..... gradual interest led …

On now – film festival on creating

Real to Reel craft film festival. 3 days, 44 films. 2-4th May at Playhouse Cinema, London then 5-7th May to The Bureau in Blackburn. https://vimeo.com/213681374 includes films on getting more people to knit through MC, painting roadmarkings, dropping pottery from a great height, basket weaving, far Eastern women's traditional crafting.... In Lancashire 6th/7th it is part …

Baking Calm

Seattle-based Oh Honey Bakes made this enticing recipe to celebrate St Valentine's Day this year, on her visually sumptuous blog. At the same time, the blog post (link below) speaks to the deeper movement in society at that time, the unsettledness of international relations.  And also to the baker's personal anxieties, with her beautiful remedy …