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When Nature meets Culture, the magic of Eco Printing

My next workshops : I will be running an Eco Printing and Book Binding workshop with Cassandra Barron at the beautiful Kibble Palace @ Glasgow Botanic gardens Glasgow on the 25th of March. Cassandra is a great book binder from Edinburgh, … Continue reading When Nature meets Culture, the magic of Eco Printing

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The Big Banner project, an art project #crmackintoshbanner2017

2017 #Thebigbanner If you need further information about the #thebigbannerproject email me @   bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com If you want to read the diary I keep during the run up to the project click here Here you can view the program of the Mackintosh … Continue reading The Big Banner project, an art project #crmackintoshbanner2017

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Courses, workshops, Stencils and Commission work

“The workshop and your tuition was inspiring. I went home created an art space and began designing…” “For me working with other people at the same large table is like sharing a meal.” My name is Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw a … Continue reading Courses, workshops, Stencils and Commission work

A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms

I will be running some stencilling workshops with The Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street – Glasgow if you would like to book look here ————- Much of my stencilling life is spent up a ladder or a scaffolding recreating the … Continue reading A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms

Better together : “Honest Error”, written words and stencilled roses together celebrate the life and work of Mackintosh and Margaret

Tuesday’s are funny days… not the drab Monday that everyone hates and not the well awaited Friday… yet not the middle of the week either. Just a bit of a boring day apart from the lunchtime talk at the Hunterian … Continue reading Better together : “Honest Error”, written words and stencilled roses together celebrate the life and work of Mackintosh and Margaret

It’s better together ; Erasmus’s Nuremberg students collaboration & #thebigbanner into Europe

“Dear Betty … we are German textile students and we would like to help…” The email I received started that way… a group of students from Nuremberg on an exchange with Erasmus grants were visiting Glasgow in October and they … Continue reading It’s better together ; Erasmus’s Nuremberg students collaboration & #thebigbanner into Europe

Better together – Collaborative workshops with Bookbinding with Cass

“Cass and Elisabeth are just so nice and kind to be around, They create a nice atmosphere !” “I loved unrolling the bundles…” “The skills are enthousiastically shared”        2018 is the year of collaboration because “we work better … Continue reading Better together – Collaborative workshops with Bookbinding with Cass

Better together ! Sponsorship ! Successful projects rely on local partnership…

October is over and The Big Banner has been put to rest… almost a year in the planning, several months in the preparing, 5 weeks of running, several hundreds participants and 11 banners hanging in The Lighthouse for another week. … Continue reading Better together ! Sponsorship ! Successful projects rely on local partnership…

Give a girl a brush ! The Big Banner Project in the colours of a rainbow !

The Big Banners can be seen in an exhibition @ The Lighthouse (3rd floor) until the 5th November 2017. It is an art project part of The Mackintosh Festival. Young people are very open to creativity and they have no … Continue reading Give a girl a brush ! The Big Banner Project in the colours of a rainbow !

Back to School ! The Big Banner @ The Scotland Street School Museum

And they came from all over Scotland, to Scotland Street Museum  … some of them early retired with a desire to learn new skill. A quiet small group focused on making the most of the day with me. They wanted to … Continue reading Back to School ! The Big Banner @ The Scotland Street School Museum

Honest Error – Glasgow Poets on Charles Rennie Mackintosh

If you would like a copy of this book, you can order it Here If you live in The UK and if you live overseas Here. A group a Glasgow Poet went into a basement storage a few months back … Continue reading Honest Error – Glasgow Poets on Charles Rennie Mackintosh