January 16, 2011

Cheltenham Art Show

Filed under: Art and Drawings,Events — sarah @ 9:30 am

In the Summer I took part in the Open Air Art in the Park Exhibition which happens in Cheltenham ever year.

I selected my pictures – mostly acrylics and wrote out tags for them – Alaric my husband made hooks to hang the pictures from on the display grid.

Alaric making hooks

The first day we got up and running in good time but I looked at it and thought…

Pictures up and ready

.. I can fit more pictures on here.

How many pictures can you squeeze on?

I sold one painting called Vortex which was a green swerl.

The Cheltenham Art Show

January 9, 2011

Celestial Montage ESA_space_inspiration

Filed under: My Drawings/Paintings,Science and Art — sarah @ 9:22 am

This is my entry to the ESA (European Space Agency) art competition Create Your Space. If you like it you have until the beginning of February (2011) to vote for it. You vote by liking my comment on the ESA image on their Facebook page – here is the link you’ll need to tell you how to vote ;). I hope you all like it. I believe you need to “like” the page before you can vote. I am Sarah Snell-Pym and this entry is linked under the image of Christer Fuglesang’s Space Walk – it is quiet a way down their wall on Facebook.

Celestial Montage ESA_space_inspiration

Did Life fall into this cradle
This Earth, this home –
We now attempt to climb out of?
Or is it more than a cradle
Some crucible or potters wheel
Shaping and baking us in forms renewed?

Maybe in truth it is a bit of both
And as humanity takes its first toddler steps
We begin to see the variety that our world holds


Life here investigated
In case of alien brethren
Life searched for by the heart if not the mind
As the astronaut steps out into the void
For themselves, for us, for a future
A future – As yet unknown
A future for us all
As we grow too large for this world to contain
A cradle we have explored from end to end

But it is only with eyes freshly opened
To the wonders beyond
That we begin to see what we have missed
That which hides in plan sight
The beauty of our world
We seek its twins, our mirrors –
Its twisted folly of form


And if we are on our own?
Then look at the wonders the search has wrought
And if we are not?
Then maybe we will truly see ourselves
For the first time

Until then the void is calling
And all these things?

These investigations
These satellites
And images –
Are our jumping off point
Our call to the unknown

Do you wonder what it will answer?

January 2, 2011

Craft New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 9:37 am

Happy New Year

Now I’m having a baby at the end of this month so am not sure there will be much art and craft happening – I hope to be running craft workshops and to do more papier mache possibly learn book binding but mainly I want to finish projects I have already started and find places to sell things as my house is filling up.

I hope your crafty new years are productive 🙂