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London 2012's Cultural Olympiad has been running over the last month as a prelude to the Olympics itself.
One of Northern Ireland's greatest pieces, NEST, is an art installation made from thousands of donated objects, inspiring composer, Brian Irvine, to compose and conduct a gigantic musical performance involving over 500 performers and the Ulster Youth Orchestra.
And North Down Borough Council donated the swan I pimped with MyTarPit and Lee Boyd on our behalf.
Nest is an archive of photos, labels, stories and films.
An unusual census, Nest is a unique study of life in Northern Ireland: a collection of individual moments and hidden stories revealed through the objects that line our nests.
Watch for the exhilirating, captivating and skin-tingling choir and orchestra performance at the Opening Ceremony.
Of course I donated something far more emotionally significant of my own to the project; a little pair of sheepskin boots that my Poppa bought me whilst flying to Switzerland in a light aircraft on an impluse. I was about 3. They are one of my most treasured possessions.
So if you want to see knitting and crochet like you have NEVER seen before. (These are not your average knitted penguins. There are master sculptors at work here.) Head on over to Amazon and get yourself a dose of fibery goodness. Seriously, people, sticks and string don't get better than this.
I've been working on some love tokens for a show we're putting on.
I Caught Your Eye.
Your Kiss Is Infectious.
A Simple Love Token
All are going to be on sale at our pop-up gallery on Saturday night.
Firsty? I hear you ask. What's that?
The seaside town of Bangor is a smallish place, often over shadowed by Belfast.
But do you know, it's got THE most creative bunch of people living here.
Thirsty for a lively arts scene, we thought it was about time we had a proper voice, just like all those places me and MyTarPit are lucky enough to visit on our travels.
So along with a few like-minded souls, we garnered our creative minds and set up a group back in October.
We have over 70 members already! They're out there busy networking, skill sharing and promoting each other.
And our first show is on Saturday, with 30 of us taking part - many of whom are established international artists.
If you're in Ireland, come along. If you're not, find us on facebook and check out our albums. Join us virtually. Or better still, set up your own group. Take the creative minds of Bangor as inspiration to get out there and make things happen. You never know where it might lead......
I've my first crochet pattern in print. Whhhheeeeeeeee. Can't wait to see it. (Can't get hold of a copy in Northern Ireland, so the rest of the world has seen it, except me!) And I've another pattern next month, as well as a feature about my studio. Ooh, I'm like a bad rash.
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