Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My Work in the lovely Oriel Wrecsam Gallery

Folk Art inspired exhibition at Oriel Wrecsam Gallery including talks and workshops.
Featuring Sian Bailey, Lotte Beatrix, Laura Knight, Cornelia O'Donovan, Rose de Borman, Desdemona McConnon, Abi Efnisien, Yadzia Williams.
Admission: FREE

Saturday, 19 October 2013

some clay for Oriel Wrecsam

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Some things i am working on

I am taking part in an exhibition at The Oriel Wrecsam at the end of the month
here is a peep at some of the things i am making

The exhibition is running alongside an exhibition called 
The Wolves are Running

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Yn dod yn fuan... // coming soon...

I am taking part in this exhibition in October. 
I'm very excited about this 

Friday, 30 August 2013

Me and my Brothers

It seems to be only every 10 years we get a picture together.




Saturday, 3 August 2013

My Workshop Today

This was my third session today with Chester Performs
The Theme in the Amphitheatre today was Fantasy, Folklore and Fairytales This is my Fairytale Tree filled with millions of rubber stamped Little Red Riding Hoods & Wolves

Click here to find all you need to know about what else is happening over the summer with 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013

happy days in Manchester today 

Manchester Zine Fair

Of to this today.. The students of MMU in Manchester have a zine fair in the Northern Quarter..

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A morning in Oriel Wrecsam with Osian Efnisien

Creative International Residency

                                           Here you can find Osians Facebook page

                                      I only helped a little bit. :) cos it was my birthday

Osian's Residency is at Oriel Wrecsam

Creative International is a month of arts activity happening in Wrexham 

running from Saturday 13th April until Saturday 11th May.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

            I had a week at Pictoplasma in Berlin, it was the best times Thankyou Pictoplasma

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Its not everyday

its not everyday that your mum gets a letter published in the Guardian, a letter that is about you and your siblings.. today I read this, a letter to me and my for brothers, about her loss and our past lives..

A Letter To My Five Children

by  My Mum

A letter to … My five children, who have all left home

The letter you always wanted to write
I always meant to have five of you. I'm not entirely sure why; maybe I thought it would make a "proper" family, or perhaps, in some vague, unformed way, that when one day we weren't around then at least you would have each other. Yet now, looking back at the naive innocent who came to such a momentous decision, I realise that I had no concept of the enormity of what I was about to do … the financial consequences; the sleepless nights; the sheer physical and emotional exhaustion; the loss of "self" and, actually, the pain it would cause. But this morning, lying sleepless in the cold, early hours, a heavy tear creeps quietly down my face because I miss you all so very much … It's happening again as I write.
As the first of you waved goodbye, smiling, bound for university on the train, my whole body convulsed with a great sob, as if a physical part of me were being wrenched away. Then slowly, one by one, over months and years, you all left, returning at intervals for weeks or months between jobs or flats or courses until now, you all seem settled and happy and properly gone.
With the leaving of each one of you that feeling never went away; it never got any easier …
Today, I am remembering so vividly our dinner table most nights, surrounded by you all, as well as your extra friends – "We've got enough haven't we?" – passing out mismatched plates and extra "emergency" forks from the charity shop. You all laughing and bickering about who sits where and discussing the pros and cons of last night's gig and tomorrow's jam: "Hey, listen up – I made this one today!" And you swinging your guitar round and playing so well, and all the others joining in with makeshift percussion; hands on table, forks on mugs, "And if you do this! [Quick demo of fingers drumming side of fridge] It would be sick!" Then whoops and hollers and shouts; a cacophony of rhythm and strumming and voices singing and shouting all at once.
And that was how it was a lot of the time. If you weren't holding forth or playing music or fishing raisins out of muesli and eating with fingers, you would be practising, or watching films upstairs, then bursting in, "Have you seen this? You have to watch this bit, it's ace!"
There were messy, horrid bits too; arriving home mid-afternoon to the pungent smell of cold, greasy frying pans with traces of piggy bacon and flaccid egg white; plates stacked precariously by the sink, crusty crumbs scattered. On the floor, hillocks of filthy jeans and T-shirts; grimy underwear and stiffened, sweaty socks, all smelling vaguely of pub and roll-ups and old trainers.
Upstairs under beds and on sills the detritus of last week's coffee and pizzas; encrusted mugs and plates delicately furred with pale mould. In the sitting room, great scuffed boots lying like dead things by the cold ashes in the fireplace; coats strewn, hats tossed, socks screwed into balls, bags sprawled open, the remains of last night's roll-ups littering the frayed Persian rug.
The days are mostly silent now as we write or read or draw our days away. No guitar and drum, no strains of Radio 1. Gone the random thrash and boom of the watched action thriller. Gone the greasy washing up, the piles of clothes enforcing the daily hum and thrub of the washing machine. Gone the laughter and the joy, the irritability and the frustration, the strum of instruments jamming. It's too quiet now. Mutti

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

My sons animation 'Pancake'

I know its only 9 seconds, but i think its a very good 9 seconds

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Osian Efnisien Workshop at BOCS

a contemporary and experimental art hub in Caernarfon, North Wales, promoting young and emerging artists.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm at Ty Glyndwr, 20 Stryd Fawr, Caernarfon, LL55 1RH

A super weekend in Caernarfon at the Osian Efnisien Exhibition at BOCS I spent the evening at the opening of the exhibition and the day with Osian and Rebbeca helping with a children's workshop..which was very very nice fun. I am really interested in what Bocs has set up and will be popping back again. Take a look at their website to find out all the details about them, and if you are visiting Caernarfon they are in the centre of the town, and its worth going in to see the exhibitions and have a chat with them about all the projects they have running there.

To see more of Osians very cute lovely work you can find it here Osian Efnisien
Osians work has recently been featured in the latest Pictoplasma Book.. and he is off to Berlin in April to speak at the Pictoplasma Character Conference alongside Jon burgerman, The Feltmistress and Jonathan Edwards. Which is so exciting to find out that three of these artists speaking at Pictoplasma featured in each copy of our Doodlezines

Also a big giant thankyou to Rebecca Hardy Griffith and Morgan Griffith for being soo much fun.. !! 
you must absolutely look here at their Etsy shop Dyfaldonc and their Dyfaldonc Facebook Page 

Morgan Griffiths is also known as Sonomano  
Rebeccas beautiful blog can also be found here Rebecca F Hardy