Art Playshops at the HoBB

000200More art nowadays is stripped of its creator.

Fractal generators delight the eye

Machinimators film interactive games

CAD/CAM machines produce sculptures

Factory artists produce endless originals for indistinct walls.

Where’s the fun in Art happening? Here at the HoBB!

HoBB Art playshops are for friends who feel the natural urge to really play. At the HoBB we play with shapes, space, materials and colour; no one knows what the results are going to be; they may cause laughter, make you think, bring delight or result in something magic – it’s the liberating activity of the game that counts, and not the results.

If you feel the urge to be totally creative, we’ll encourage your living imagination and give you the experience of achieving entirely original results. There’s no place or play like the ‘HoBB’, so make time for yourself, re-discover the fun of art and get in touch

~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Posted by : Grant
Filed in : Personal Development

* Picture shows one of a series of hand made paper-sculpts made by one of the volunteers at HoBB Real. Other things made during such play can be seen throughout this web site

Art and Nature

art and natureTaking a Creative Break to produce a watercolour or to make a willow basket was once so simple – now, most of the workshops locally are in crystal relaxation therapy or linked to some ‘Sisterhood of Pagan bikers’ (could be cool!)

“Let me paint the picture”. Okay. In the foreground of each weekday, a less than attractive shade of the usual 9 to 5 hours, best adult shushi, junk post and whoever calls in to fix the plumbing. If you are a seven days a week workaholic, your day plan includes a leaf through the papers, collecting your ‘txt msgs’ and emails, gobbling – then burning fuels to get you around, going ‘yeah’ too often to shorten meetings whilst avoiding the distraction of weird product promotions and phone calls from strangers saying you’ve won some ‘free gift’.  All this of course  bites into your waking life giving you less time to work out how you can spend more time at the poolside thinking of maybe more passionate interests.

Ideas on de-stressing, balancing and re-charging emerge just seconds before you take yet another call, and your creative and spiritual self only has time to contemplate whether or not a 7 metre length of bubblegum trodden pavement should really be nominated for this year’s Turner Art Prize.

Well, here at the HoBBian ‘poolside’, dipping our Chinese paintbrush into a second Martini Rosso in order to get that rose madder effect on a new night sky wash, we have been inspired by a no frills, plenty thrills group called ‘creativebreaks’. They have brought together a group of art and craft courses that are the craftiest and artiest we’ve come across in these hills – from silversmithing to greenwoodwork : with no regression therapy needed before you too can paint like Picasso!

As I discover ever greater evidence of “Rural Growth Wales” surrounding the HoBB, I’ll keep you posted, but I really should go now to research those ‘Women Pagan Bikers – The Dangerous Curves WMCC’ ! ;)

Waves from Grant ~~~Fuelled by growth~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~