Doors open days !!!

Last week was Glasgow dod  (Glasgow Door open days) a week long festival part of a huge international movement which consist in opening doors of historic buildings who are normally not open to the public. It’s a huge thing in Glasgow, a week long festival with  heritage talks, opened buildings, guided tours, and douzains ofContinue reading “Doors open days !!!”

Get in Style for a Tenner :)* #UpcycleFurniture for £10 à week 

So you have been dreaming to take on an evening class for ever and September is just around the corner … You have this old battered small chest kicking about and not much money in your pocket due to expensive holidays activities with the family !  If this suits you to a T then takeContinue reading “Get in Style for a Tenner :)* #UpcycleFurniture for £10 à week “

UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow

Many years ago this trunk caught my eye in a “around the corner” charity shop, I remember vividly buying it for £10… that was in the days when you paid “normal prices” for things (that does make me sound a little old but really it was the good times and not so long ago whenContinue reading “UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow”

CROWD FUNDING #THEBIGROSE

  You may have heard about the Art Project I am working on for the Mackintosh Festival next October. It will involve stencilling carpets of Glasgow Style roses outside some of the Mackintosh venues. I will involve the public and some school children in the venture. The idea is to show great design and learnContinue reading “CROWD FUNDING #THEBIGROSE”

Doors Open day talks #GlasgowDOD

For many years now September has brought a treat along with the doors open day #DOD for a whole week end with a week end crescendo a great number of buildings all over Europe open to the public free of charge. A great chance to discover local history, enter secret places and lean a greatContinue reading “Doors Open day talks #GlasgowDOD”

Stencilling Mackintosh – June 2016

Stencilling and Mackintosh have been the great loves of my working life for the past 25 years… I was lucky to be running a stencilling workshop in his very own church in Glasgow during the West end Festival, 25 years after I had run my first workshop there. The Church is a very special building, ItContinue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – June 2016”

Glasgow Stencils available at The Hill House

Today I made a delivery of Glasgow Style stencils to the shop of The Hill House, the property that Mackintosh designed at the turn of the century for the publisher Blackie. The Hill house features beautiful examples of Art Nouveau stencilling designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the early 1900’s. It is run by TheContinue reading “Glasgow Stencils available at The Hill House”

Art is the Flower… Multimedia class for The House for an Art Lover’s 20th anniversary – October 2016

This is about the multimedia class I have created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Art for an Art Lover, it will run during the Mackintosh festival in October 2016

Talk – Demonstration on Mackintosh Stencilling at The Hill House – Helensburgh

Being blessed with the great chance to work with stencils I take great pride and pleasure in sharing my knowledge and I will be doing this during the summer in the lovely  The Hill House National Trust Property in Helensburgh. That great turn of the century building was once designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for hisContinue reading “Talk – Demonstration on Mackintosh Stencilling at The Hill House – Helensburgh”

The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017

The Big Rose project is coming back in 2017 and I am excited to take part in a Heritage Walk with the The Maryhill Burgh Hall as part of The West End Festival on the 10th of June between 11am and 1pm. We will walk throughout historic Maryhill and discover  the hidden histories of its industrial pastContinue reading “The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017”