Sunflowers
Of course, it's not quite like your usual art exhibition.

But anyone can enter and see their work displayed...

You'd normally have to go to a gallery to see the entries, but these will all be shown on our website.

And we'd like to see anything that you've done, you think will be interesting for others to see. A painting, wood carving, sculpture, pottery, photograph, scale model of Holy Family church in matchsticks, an artistic/creative corner of your garden perhaps, It is only limited by your imagination.

It's probably not such a good idea to bring in the original, just take a picture and email or post it to the Parish Office and we'll do the rest. Try and make sure it's as sharp and bright as you can get it so it looks its best.

Give us a bit of information about it, and, please, tell us who you are!

We're starting off with John Bowers' painted roof tiles and Maggi's blankets. Was your tile painting inspired by Van Gogh, John?

Painted roof tiles by John Bowers

John Bowers writes:

"My best friend has a house in France and when we stayed his wife asked me to paint an old roof tile off the barn. I’ve done them for years and they look nice in the garden bringing extra colour
 
They improve with age when weathered."
 
There's no answer to that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Although Maggi would never claim these as 'all her own work', she sews them together from squares that she, and others, have knitted. They become lovely, colourful works of handmade art, to be sent abroad to benefit the less fortunate. 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bike Ride Deb Cannell 

A few lovely photos taken by Deborah on bike rides around Southport. Keep your eyes open and you, too, can see all this first hand.

 

The great weather is certainly getting us out and into the sunshine. Tess Newton sent these pictures of poppies (and a bee or two...)

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And now some great sketches from Ewa. Apart from the monochrome sketch they are all Disney or Pixar creations. Perhaps you can name them?

And who is depicted in the monochrome sketch? 

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And now some embroidery from Joanna Smith. She did this piece with the fox as a relaxation whilst working from home. Now there's a good idea, although we might not all be able to match her standard.

Joannas embroidered fox

Kathleen likes to experiment with acrylics and compressed pastels. Here are some of her designs. Brilliant!

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Podge poem
From Cath and Claire Ribchester. 

Hedgehog Poem

(A delightful tale and it conjures up a lovely image…)
“Much time has been spent in the garden - watching all the life in it and imagining....... 
So, a short poem about its inhabitants grew into a longer one! Then we thought it would be fun to illustrate it too - hope it makes you smile!”

How could it do anything else?

And now our next submission is from one of our younger artists.

'One of our young parishioners has been busy making the Hogwarts Express Train from the Harry Potter books.

It is made from Lego. There are little characters to go inside including their animals like Hedwig the owl and Scabbers the rat. He followed the instructions and built it himself.

He built it whilst listening to Harry Potter too! It took a few nights to make but it’s fun to play with now it’s done. 

(Photo used with permission)CK Lego Train

John Bowers roof tiles

And John Bowers, whose entry started this exhibition page, has sent us an update, just to prove he isn't slacking!

I love the richness of the colours. Don't forget these are simple terracotta tiles. Imagine plant pots, troughs, even flagstones. You've really no excuse... And make sure you send us the photos...

 

Travelling to God
This may be slightly unusual under the heading of an 'Art Exhibition' but we're looking for creativity... so thanks Minna, I just love the idea of waving as we journey together. Click on the picture for a more readable version.

 

Sean has been out and about on the beach. It's when you see photos like this you are reminded of what a beautiful coastline we have, and so near to us. You feel sorry for people who don't have access to real life views like this. I can almost hear the seagulls!... Love the way you have combined multiple pictures with a single theme...

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