KAREN ALLERTON http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog KAREN ALLERTON en Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:33:43 GMT Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:36:55 GMT 60 Stockport Art Trail 2 - The Mulberry Trail - Work in progress http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/stockport-art-trail-2-the-mulberry-trail <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="869" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_ee40d97c6b094d289f3f63a0b65093fb.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 869px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%"> <p> Wonderful workshops with the local community in Heaton Norris Community Centre, creating moths for the Mulberry Trail, the second Stockport Art Trail that takes you from the town centre out into Heaton Norris. The theme for this trail focuses on the Rivers that run through Stockport and the Silk Industry that they brought. (Park Silk Mill built in 1732 was the earliest known water-powered factory in the North West.)</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_046848df7d944ff195809b3d71b0d4e7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 489px;" /> </div> <p> Local residents tales of the area and photographs will be woven together and placed alongside historical photographs on signs to be located on lamppost around the area.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="602" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_ac4f6a6798284c7f9fc4e6bc17313184.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 602px;" /> </div> <p> The moths are being created from a range of photographs, some gathered in the heritage library of the people buildings and industry from the past, some donated by local residents from their family collections, many taken at Macclesfield Silk Museum by young people from the Youth Offending Service and some recent snapshots of the local area.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="869" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_7a8208c4362e4fd4a46dccdc43677a2b.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 869px;" /> </div> <p> I thoroughly enjoyed the intergenerational aspect of this workshop, this moth is being created from photographs of some of the brilliant achievements of local people and to celebrate their work with Sustrans.</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="863" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_2ca16cba881e4f63b3970dc09f3b259e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 863px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%"> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="869" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_220268985d8b4fe7b9af1f262a58f0ae.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 869px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%"> <p> Here stunning photographs, taken by the young people at Macclesfield Silk Museum, (fantastic place, Paradise Mill tour is amazing,) are being used to create a &quot;Silk Moth&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p> We found out so many interesting facts about the story of silk that will be worked into the artworks along the trail.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:04:16 GMT f1fdb52c-5f22-471f-856e-d9def3b39c92 Doggy Doos and Doggy Don'ts http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/doggy-doos-and-doggy-donts-3 <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="433" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_081082d0601d4d63ab76b967299006dd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 433px;" /></div> <p> More to follow, this is part of an ongoing programme of activity where messages will appear in different locations around the area throughout the coming months.</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:35:28 GMT 12bf7d6e-c81b-4f6d-994e-9f3a6d013b6c Doggy Doos and Doggy Don'ts http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/doggy-doos-and-doggy-donts-2 <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="213" original-width="320" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_63cc03a280c3416496676932d0b9bae2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 320px; height: 213px;" /></div> <p> Temporary floor paints and heavy rain do not mix but with an amazing team effort we were able to get some stunning results.</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:30:52 GMT 3091e1c4-1c3e-4b10-818b-8a147dae3350 Doggy doo http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/doggy-doo <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="478" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_2a8201e53db04f659816891e2981920f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 478px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:24:30 GMT a7fc6380-1c8d-4bf7-8d19-a2c63e0f7f5c If they do the doo! http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/if-they-do-the-doo <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="320" original-width="213" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_d7ab6168211f42499eb5df87725833f8.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 213px; height: 320px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:14:30 GMT a86ddaeb-57ce-4925-983c-6b2f73aec11b Doggy Doos and Doggy Don'ts http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/doggy-doos-and-doggy-donts-1 <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="320" original-width="213" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_1202e684e371472dbb62022a8f653bf7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 213px; height: 320px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:11:26 GMT d619d0a2-9659-4e3a-b7b5-777b3248e8bf Doggy Doos and Doggy Don'ts http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/doggy-doos-and-doggy-donts <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="213" original-width="320" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_94d54f1a7496409b98945a5c234171c6.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 320px; height: 213px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%"> <p> Fantastic mini project working with Julieta Duran from Sustrans and the local community in Heaton Norris to create Dog Litter temporary pavement messages.</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:10:25 GMT 19f50f57-f045-42f8-b77e-9b088301d086 Opus Circulatum http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/opus-circulatum <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="872" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_44bf6edeb1714627b6052cd4459d5f51.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 872px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%"> <p> It took some head scratching but I'm delighted with how its turned out.</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:38:08 GMT 2062098d-0ca0-4b58-8d59-408a8f5c61ed Its coming on! http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/its-coming-on <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="486" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_25b34aa6bf67446aa744d0f6be4873b6.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 486px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%"> <p> First section nearly finished, looks great.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:39:20 GMT 74c925a9-b4a6-4189-9609-ff93ac770929 Hand cut http://www.karenallertonarts.com/apps/blog/hand-cut <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="486" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/216df4_8338cff7b91d444492346e27d70be47a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 652px; height: 486px; " /></div> <p> Every mosaic piece is cut to size individually by hand</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:06:24 GMT 597880e2-9a1e-489e-bb21-c80cdf845773