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Lovely gathering at Holly Hayward’s yesterday…..

 

We saw where Holly works and her amazing recent portraits in oils……IMG_0549

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IMG_0551Holly also showed us some wonderful
earlier black and white works in pen nd ink, very reminiscent of Beardsley

 

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These puffins are beautifully executed

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…..and then there was tea and lots of sharing of thoughts and ideas and then there were home made scones with home made blackcurrant jam and clotted cream……..

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Hilary brought some wonderful drawings and this porcelain ceramic beauty with an inside base of crushed green glass – any ideas how she made it?

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And we had another peep at that wonderful Hillfort pendant of green glass and copper…. IMG_0563

Josie and Rob had brought great sketchbooks for us to browse throughrob sketch1 copy
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Watch this space for our next sketching day towards the end of August. Possibly at Whittington Castle………

ARE YOU READY FOLKS?

Everyday people across the length and breadth of the country are creating fabulous artworks in their kitchens – albeit temporary and interactive, they are, nevertheless worth a mention – a BIG mention! Happy baking!Oswestry Heritage Bake-Off_new poster

Logan picture Framing /Angle mitre saw model F100-2

Used Logan picture Framing /Angle mitre saw model F100-2 – good working order but needs some tlc. Buyer collects. North East Wales. Contact Diana if interested. dianabaur@hotmail.comIMG_0101

Next Get together is at Holly”s!! Thursday 28th July – (plus directions)

Dear Artists

Artist

Holly Hayward

has invited us to meet at her place for our next get-together which is on Thursday 28th July from 2.0-4.0 pm. Holly draws and paints some beautiful works. Attached are some examples of her iconic  works 12626119_10153915252590522_1991832303_non Old Olswestry Hillfort. They so aptly reflect the reactions of many people to the prospect of house building on the setting of this amazing heritage asset, in danger of being not only ignored, but even desecrated, when there are so many other options to choose for housing in and around Oswestry.

We are hoping that the power of Gwenhwyfar herself will make our Councillors see sense.12418865_1097815376904559_7141122010940994459_o

Holly will need to know rough idea of numbers so that the caretaker of the village hall ( which she lives next to in Lower Hordley) can unlock the car park for safe parking.https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/village+hall+near+Hordley,+Lower+Hordley/@52.7925786,-2.9639077,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

Holly would love you all to bring sketchbooks and photographs of your work so we might have a discussion on where everyone is “at” with their artworks.

Artists of “all stripes” are most welcome!

(Inside out is a flexible, welcoming and “open” group without membership fees)

Please either respond to this post, or let Diana know by email dianabaur@hotmail.com if you can join us.

(Could also perhaps arrange car share. Just get in touch.)

7 Sycamore view

Lower Hordley

Ellesmere

SY12 9BQ

 

There is no Sign for Sycamore view. We are a cluster of 10 white houses on a T junction. If most people are travelling Via Queens Head on the A5 then following the ABP truck signs will take them up to ours on the left in Lower Hordley, Just before the junction. Take the left turn to park at the village hall.

 

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Lovely sketching day today……

Sunshine, water, horse drawn barge, coffee and yummy eats and great company – what more could you want?IMG_0179IMG_0199IMG_0184IMG_0177IMG_0191IMG_0189IMG_0192Canal reeds

…….and the cat finished everything off…..

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Canal Central Cafe

 

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Our sketching day is tomorrow Thursday 23rd June. We are meeting at Canal Central Cafe between 10.30 and 11.0 for coffee, dispersing to various places to sketch (John Swogger has lots of ideas on where) and then convening back at the cafe for light lunch/snack between 1.0 and 1.30 pm. http://www.canalcentral.uk/about/

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Please let Diana know – dianabaur@hotmail.com –  if you can come – parking for the cafe is fine so long as one uses it, but obviously the cafe owners don’t like their car park used all day by non-cafe users. If there are lots of us at coffee time, we can decide if we need to park some cars elsewhere.

Hoping for good weather, but this lovely lady called Sally has just asked to join us and says:

“Should the weather be bad we have just finished reflooring a malt house here

in maesbrook and artists would be v welcome
to shelter and paint there as long as the sounds of a

Slovakian flooring joiner and some timers is a good subject”

Thanks so much Sally! See you tomorrow.

Tereska & Olly of Blossoms Gallery Aberystwyth has done us proud with a fabulous display of some of the Hillfort works!

They are on view there until Thursday 30th June if you are down that way.

Huge thanks to Tereska, Olly and Marysia, as well as Al Johnson, Abi Baur and Rob Baur and Tony Meadows for transporting all the works.

Hillfort Exhibition

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Next Meeting/Sketching Day update!!! Thursday 23rd June

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Our next meeting/sketching day is Thursday 23rd June. We are meeting at Canal Central Cafe between 10.30 and 11.0 for coffee, dispersing to various places to sketch (John Swogger has lots of ideas on where) and then convening back at the cafe for light lunch/snack between 1.0 and 1.30 pm. http://www.canalcentral.uk/about/

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Please let Diana know – dianabaur@hotmail.com –  if you can come – parking for the cafe is fine so long as one uses it, but obviously the cafe owners don’t like their car park used all day by non-cafe users. If there are lots of us we can meet at the Mile End Tourist information car park and share lifts to reduce cars. We will also be able to let the cafe know in advance.

Hope for good weather, but even sketching in the rain can be very interesting!

Hope to see you there. RSVP!!!!

Jacqui Dodds – superb printmaker……in print!

Jacqui Dodds – superb printmaker……come and see her and Judy Greaves and Diana Baur at Open Studios this weekend

and the following weekend.

Ashfield, Bronygarth, Shropshire – 11.0-5.0 Sat and SundayCounty Woman Magazine 1 June 2016 Jacqui Dodds

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