DIY Art - Artwork responses
Responses to Alexa Hare's WAITING PAINTING art pack
Song Sung Blue by Carol from Wester Hailes Carers Group, Wester Hailes Health Agency, Edinburgh. Links included below to Carol's musical inspiration!
It was a therapeutic process as it helped me release layers of sadness, stress, frustration and grief. Letting go and acknowledging those feelings makes way for hope.
As I was working with my inner guidance I felt the process was very relaxing and therapeutic. The cut out words came from songs that I could hear in my head while I worked:
Blue Moon - Bobby Vinton, Mr Blue Sky - E.L.O., She wore Blue Velvet - Lana del Rey, It's all over now Baby Blue - Joan Baez, Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond and Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison.
Mrs Nagy's Year 6 Class from St Mary's Primary School, Batley, West Yorkshire
The activity was so suitable for the current climate and circumstances we find ourselves in.We enjoyed it so much that the other year 6 teacher and I are going to use it again at the start of the new school year.
Responses to Peter Liversidge's Hello Postcards art pack
Mail art by Cris from Edinburgh.
I love post, stamps, postcards and art so this was ideal for me! The cards in that batch went to various places in Scotland plus France, Switzerland, Ireland and Germany.
Edinburgh-based Douglas' art pack all the way up in Glencoe... marking a site at the Pap of Glencoe, and starting its postal journey in the village.
My response to the cards was to incorporate spreading ashes on the Pap - John and Jan my in-laws were constant supporters of the Festival, travelling every year when not resident in Edinburgh. I thought it would be a good way for them to contribute 'in absentee’. John loved the work of Yves Klein and would appreciate the concept. They lived in Paris, used Charles de Gaulle airport frequently, so the Frutiger typeface Peter uses just added to the idea!
Tim from Leith
Since I was wee I have sent cards and letters to my grandparents who live really far away down south in the middle of nowhere - so I only get to see them once or twice a year. So this was the perfect opportunity to send them their monthly post with some art involved. My grandad was a GP, now retired and like many he has needed to rely on them, so I wanted to send a salute to the NHS for looking after everyone.
Wester Hailes Carers Group
I posted my first card to my friend Gill who lives in Glen Lyon, we spent many an early morning during lockdown, each of us propped up in bed with a cuppa chatting on the phone.
I don't seem to be able to create a card without a poem springing out!
Carol and Barbara
I worked on these in collaboration with Barbara because she broke her arm. She asked for colourful cutouts from some watercolour doodles I did earlier in lockdown. Once complete I posted our collaborations to Barbara.
Anne from Portobello, member of the Ed Art Fest VI Group
'I say “hello” everyday to the sky above and the sand below my feet. I say “Hello “ to the sea , the fish.... as I live at the beach!'
Kasia from Dalry, member of the Ed Art Fest VI Group