The bad news is that it's actually quite hard work - interacting with the visitors not because they're anything less than marvellous but because they are interested, involved and ask great questions.
|Soundbite in Dean Gardens West Ealing|
|West Ealing Fruit and Veg Market|
The area probably had some extra visitors to the area as Soundbite was on but sadly the weather wasn't great so as something outside people may have cut short that particular attraction.
Another Beat Artist at Orchard Cafe
I've known Gordon Cookson for over 3 years and he's a very knowledgeable and skilled Wood Turner - his membership of Wood Turning groups means that he's sufficiently adept to be able demonstrate the skills of Wood turning and he's at Orchard Café this weekend and next- making things and showing some of his best pieces (they're very varied too in terms of material, price and subject).
|Gordon turning wood and producing|
|One of the pieces Gordon has on show|
Gordon's work ranges from the small - he kindly made Mushroom shaped 'Card holders' for us all yesterday to the large - there's a big indoor vase he'd like to find a good home for.
Part of the beauty of the items is that all the work is individual and has a story - like this large piece below (with a history tied to the Quakers) - it welcomes visitors to our collective 'Studio'.
|The inscription draws from Quaker philosophy|
Gordon also provided input to me on my 'Red' theme ...
Seems odd that I overlooked this - the stairs at OPEN in Singapore Road (where we're showing our work as part of the BEAT project)
Thanks Gordon for helping me see the obvious.
|Red was 'Stair-ing' me in the face|