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Calling all creatives!

Have you ever tried to create something from nothing? Well that is what myself and a small team of volunteers are attempting to do! 

Please support us by participating in our project! 

Little Arts Festival 19th- 28thAugust 2016Postcard project

– Are you an artist, photographer, or illustrator?

– Do you write stories or poetry?

– We would like you to make a postcard to be part of our community arts festival

WHO ARE WE?

The Little Arts Festival is a 10-day not-for-profit community festival in, and around, Rushlake Green, East Sussex. We aim to support local art groups, artists and enterprises; and develop links between creative’s in our area and beyond.

YOUR CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY:

– Create and send us a postcard inspired by Rushlake Green, the festival theme or the surrounding area.

– Festival creative theme is: PEOPLE & PLACES, PAST & PRESENT.

– Postcards will be physically exhibited, at the discretion of the organizers, during the festival, in the Village Stores, the post office in the heart of Rushlake Green.

– The postcards will also be virtually exhibited on our website and Facebook pages. 

HOW IT WORKS

Postcards must sent to the post office, Rushlake Green, by 15th July 2016

The artwork must be original and property of the artists

IFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED:

Your artwork title

Your artist name

Where you are from

Contact details – email preferred

We request artists follow the Facebook page and/or website

The artworks connection to Rushlake Green (you could been born here, live here, have lived here, have a connection with the place, or simply have googled it)

 

Address your postcard to:

The Village Stores post office

Rushlake Green, Heathfield,

East Sussex,

TN21 9QL,

UK

 

FOR FULL POSTCARD PROJECT RULES AND CONDITIONS CONTACT USE ON thelittleartsfestival@gmail.com

The festival may use the image for marketing and advertising, but all artists will be credited for their work. Postcards will be auctioned at the end of the festival to support the project and a local charity. If you would like your postcard returned, please send with a stamped, self address envelope.

The festival, and all volunteers, and staff are not responsible for any loss or damage to the artwork.

Festival Contact details: Sophie Douglas, Artistic Director thelittleartsfestival@gmail.com

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Losely house

Today I have lunch at Losely House in the Wisteria Tea rooms. followed by a wonder around the beautiful gardens. We did not booked onto a tour of the house this trip, but if you are going it is a great way to learn about the history of the house. 


©Sophie Douglas 2016 

New year, new project 

Happy New Year one and all; and I hope this is the start of a fantastic, happy and healthy year!

To start the new year I have started a new 365 day project, if you wish to follow please do! 

sophies365project
Thank you! Sophie 
https://sophies365project.wordpress.com/

Walking in stories

We visited Chawton, near Alton, where Jane Austen lived and wrote. 

The space is amazing because you can see where the stories came from, you can image. Great place to visit and Cassandras cafe opposite was great for a big bowl of hot soup! 

   
 
Things to take from visiting a space like this, and reading about an author like this, is that anyone can write, anyone can become world famous, can inspire, you just have to do it. 

Imagination is a wonderful gift, don’t waste it!

©www.sophiemayer.com

If you want to use my images, or share my ideas, then please message me. 

Mini jams

I have a problem, I love mini pots of preserve!

They bring out a feeling of being a child again, they feel special, they are just for you!

And I especially loved having one for breakfast and finding the message in the lid! 

If anyone wants to know what to get me for Christmas, it’s mini jars of preserves! 

X Sophie