For the second year, I had the honour of being part of Another Fine Fest in Ulverston! Lots more acts and goings on in the Town and I got a bigger window! (Well 2 actually).
The day started off extremely wet, with a never-ending curtain of rain. I wasn't due to start until 1pm, so I decided to go earlier and check out how all my fellow Artists were getting on. I had bought Posca pens to use, which are chalk based, so I was getting worried how they'd get on with the wet weather. As I walked up Market St, I was so impressed with how everyone was just getting on with it and seemed totally undeterred. The atmosphere was already buzzing and I couldn't wait to get started!
I was asked to decorate the childrens clothes and toy shop 'Boogles and Bump' on King St. The lovely owners let me have free reign on their windows and gave me lots of encouragement through the afternoon.
My design revolved around a child's imagination and how children may see the world around them. I picked out the quotes 'Children see magic because the look for it' and 'The World is but a canvas of the imagination' and wanted to include aspects of the local area.
The first window included:
*The Lantern House (Ulverston) with a boy flying out of a window holding a cluster of lanterns.
*A mermaid swimming alongside a whale.
*A boy riding a Seahorse.
The second window featured:
*A pirate ship chasing a flying submarine.
*The Hoad (Ulverston) as Rapunzels Tower.
*An arch from The Abbey with a dragon hiding treasure.
*Giraffes (who doesn't love them?!)
I loved having such a big space to work and hope that I get to be involved again next year!
The sun came out after-all and so me and my best bud Louise went out in the evening to soak up the rest of the Fest in the pubs! Well done to Dave and the rest of the team for another brilliant day, I wish there were more events like this here!