Friday, 14 August 2009

Join: Maker Difference


Cockpit Arts is the only creative enterprise incubator in the UK, providing professional development for hundreds of talented designer-makers and workspace to 165 creative businesses working in a number of disciplines, including fashion, jewellery and interior products.

It's an excellent model for how creative enterprises can thrive in communities and clusters, and has it's own 'Maker Difference' campaign - supporting designer-makers and hand made goods in the UK. I love it!

http://www.cockpitarts.com/makerdifference/join-in.php
www.cockpitarts.com
020 7419 1959
mandy@cockpitarts.com
Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Gifts

Gifts




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We are all so gifted, with gifts we cannot even see.
Forest birds, salmon, poetry and coral shells sing diamond bright,
beauty inside shining aloud

of presence, things, and places we yearn for – rifts
to be healed, views to be seen, precipices
challenged, bells tolled and pealed, witch-hazel
blossomed –

and always have, if we would
simply open our hearts and minds to our own gifts.

Which if left unspent, may spread
like an acid river and darkly atrophy.