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Deadline!

The Postcard Project, as part of The Little Arts Festival, closes at the end of this week.
Get your entry sent in! It’s a great way to have your work exhibited and be part of a fantastic community arts event! 

Here are the details

Postcard project live!

The Little Arts Festival postcard project is now live through Facebook and The Arts Council jobs and news section. 

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

Popsicle Lewes

A while ago I saw a shop in Lewes called Popsicle and was in love!   

“Live life in colour” is the text on the door of this shop, and it’s wonderful, vibrant owner Sharon does just that.

I am really excited to be exhibiting a series of paintings on the shops display board in the Needlemakers cafe.

  
Please check out the shop, the cafe, and my work and let me know what you think. 

Have a wonderful, colourful weekend! 

  
©Sophie Douglas 2016

Busy times

Some days you believe you have taken on to many things and nothing is getting done.

Some days you see that you are chipping away at lots of different projects and the reward will come later down the line.

Some days you need to take stock and shut down those things that realistically will not bring you what you need them to.

Today I am making a list of what I have “on my plate”.

What needs to be dealt with today? What can wait? What do I want to do? 

 

New painting 

Today I started on a new painting! 

It is an abstract landscape, it shows the movement in asthetics from the work I was producing in London (central row right), influenced by the environment I now live in (the landscape photographs).

So far I have done 2 small studies, and started drawing out the large canvas.

What do you think?

  
Sophie Douglas©www.sophiemayer.com