Alex Grant of Toozalii Art, is running an amazing venture - The Sunshine Project, where he plans to fill the Cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral with huge Batik banners painted by hundreds of older people in Wiltshire.
He is an inspirational artist and soon managed to convince us all that we could create a thing of beauty.
Because of the use of raised wax in batik even our blind members could feel the lines and paint between them.
My wonderful volunteers had as much fun as the guests! I certainly did...
We decided to paint two banners, filled with the things that make us happy. One is a house in in the countryside, beneath the bright sun
The other tea, cakes and... champagne!
|Please be impressed by the bottle, my own particular addition!|
The air of concentration was palpable
In a very short time the banners were done
They look truly beautiful when hung up, with the silk rippling in the breeze. I can't wait for September, when the whole collection is shown together.
It taught me once again, that you are never too old to learn something new. Making the banners brought us all together and lifted our spirits and our hearts.
I think the smile on Phyllis's face sums it all up.
Thank you Alex.
ps. Apologies for my lack of visits to my blog-friends' posts. I miss your thoughts, stories and photographs. Its just that life has been more than ususally hectic...