Gemma: “the link between art and writing”
Sunstainable Play Book by Sydney Piercey, Paper Stories and Edmund de Waal.
This month, I really enjoyed being able to fuse art and play around where I live in South East London. I popped by an author’s craft workshop and book signing with my daughter, where Sydney Piercey was giving demonstrations from her Sustainable Playbook, full of cardboard crafting ideas. It was a joy to see the magic that this creativity brings and when we got home, my daughter wanted to write her own book (as well as build a cardboard swing!) – what an inspiration these experiences are. This sense of social crafting carried through to a visit to Paper Stories, where a new local papercraft café offers collage kits off the shelf, reminding me that playtime and papercraft doesn’t have to be just for my daughter. In all of this, I kept noticing the multidisciplinary way we can enjoy and access art, particularly how it is combined with writing – a combination that is practiced with such dedication and commitment by internationally renowned local artist Edmund de Waal. So grateful for how all these creative practices contribute to my own sense of place.
Images: Paper Stories