Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Art and Craft Annual Day Ditton, Sept 2012
Six of us (among around 400) had a wonderful day with first class speakers
In the afternoon Curtis Tappenden 'entertained' us- he is an illustrator and designer and has worked for the Daily Mail for 20 years both as an illustrator and a writer, he is an author, a roller skater (not demonstrated) and poet. From the start it was a performance that jumped out at us, he acted his poems, with arms, legs and body as well as his mouth - he showed us the many kinds of art he had produced and the people he had drawn inspiration from. He must have been exhausted when he had finished
Three inspiring speakers all on one programme - we were so lucky to have been there.
On display were the various bags that members had made for the
Silver Salver Competition in the last year.
Margaret Weaver of Hollingbourne entered one (below) and was pleased to receive 19 marks out of 20 - not good enough however to win a prize, but was quite pleased with the remarks made by the judge.
The overall winner was this fabulous creation (below) (try clicking once, on the picture to get it larger)
the standard of which was way above anything else on display.
A very good day