Just had to nip along to ‘The Big Forest’ set up at Fabrica in Duke Street today. I wanted to see some of the bears and meet the man behind their brilliant blog site.
Admittedly there wasn’t a forest, shame! But morris bear, with bells on, was in evidence along with some of his companions…the man behind their blog, as one would expect, was very friendly and full of information about bears, campervans, the universe and everything!
I opted for a fox key-ring but then thought it would add a certain something attached to my handbag! They are open tomorrow too, the entrance to the craft fair at no. 50 looks like a hole in the wall, apparently they are not allowed to put up posters outside! Why for goodness sake, sometimes these stupid regulations drive me potty. How are we supposed to find all the lovely people inside, including a group giving free crochet lessons!
Brighton Craftaganza including greetings cards, key rings, Orson, Heirloom and Artist Bears, Bags, Brooches, Cushions…..
TheBigForest | June 2, 2012
The hole in the wall
A little boy looks into a dry stone wall and imagines who might inhabit it. Poem with illustrations. A6 softback (postcard size) 24 pages.
Words and illustrations by Ann Perrin
Produced by The Dry Stone Walling Education Project
The Puppeteers Daughter
The poems explore the complexity of life as the daughter of marionette makers and performers. There are poems concerned with life, love and loss, also the seaside, artists, allotments and the eccentricities of life.
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Don’t Throw Away the Daisies (illustrated)
Ann’s poetry covers the big topics of love and death with originality. Take for instance the title poem which is full of surprises yet also wonderfully poignant.
- Here we go Christmas again and a bit lost for words …
- My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
- The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
- On World Puppetry Day, thinking about the part of my life spent treading the boards.
- Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry
- More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
- My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
- March – another month is flying by…
- Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
- Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
- Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
- Talking to myself – pictures – poems
- Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
- Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
- Happy Easter
- The way the brain may cope with self isolation –
- A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
- Hands upon hands and so expressive.
- Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
- A garden poem and love the marionettes!
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