Personal publications

Creativity Online was involved in two very interesting projects just before Christmas…both involved dealing with wonderful people who had poured their hearts and souls in to highly personal projects, one a memoir and the other a collected book of poetry.

My job was to hold their hands while we got the pieces finalised and published.

This wasn’t just about editing and not just prepping for publication, but largely a discussion about the purpose, the audience, the presentation – essentially (and rather crudely) a light touch branding and marketing initiative.

Having been involved in large scale, large budget marketing campaigns in former private and public sector employments, I realise that nothing done previously quite comes close to such a touching experience, helping people tell their story and communicate about their hopes and dreams.

 

Urban inspiration

I find living in our fab town Beeston and the beautiful city of Nottingham is always creatively inspirational, particularly the parks, the historic architecture and the places close to nature.

But I am so fortunate to see this view in my street every time I go out for a local outing.

I love it endlessly, at all times of the day, in rain and shine, in summer and winter.

Life without cake?

This card I bought from Oxfam recently sums up perfectly my current creative thinking!

Over the last couple of years I have been building websites, helping with branding/marketing, teaching social media skills and helping to design/publish books/booklets.

At the same time I have been developing my own art/craft skills and have loved sharing my work.

Here and there I have also been making the odd cake order for friends and family – and that has been great too.

So – I have decided that adding a limited amount of commercial bespoke cake-making complements my overall activities perfectly. I have developed a small range of cakes (lower in sugar than my previous outpourings from Classy Cupcakes & Posh Patisserie) in the best selling flavours.

I have regained my 5 rating from the council and I am ready to devote a limited capacity (first come first served) to take on your creative challenges!

I will be publishing a special CAKE page on my Creativity Online website in the next few days.  Follow Creativity Online on Facebook for more information.

 

 

Christmas baubles

Before everyone puts their old Christmas cards away…

I am running a Christmas bauble making session at Monday night Adult Crafts at the Beeston Heritage Canalside tonight. Should be fun!

 

Working with Matt Turner artist

Matt paints amazing pictures of rockets, retrotech items and post soviet futurism themes.

I have recently been helping Matt with his website design, blogging and Instagram posts to increase the visibility of his fantastic work.

More information at http://www.matthewturnerartist.co.uk/

 

Christmas biscuits

An annual event – spend hours making piles of Christmas biscuits for the East of England Singer’s Christmas concert, and enjoy watching them being demolished in 10 minutes by an enthusiastic audience during the interval!

Christmas bics 2

Our ‘Globetrotting Christmas’ concert this weekend at St John’s Carrington was hard work and absolutely beautiful in equal measure.

 

Ancient tree

My latest felted embroidery work – Ancient Tree.

I displayed this in public without a glass frontage and it attracted a lot of interest. The texture, colours and intricacy of the embroidery were very visible.

I will be experimenting with new ways of displaying in 2019. Watch this space!