This made me smile.

I can’t take the credit- a friend sent this to me today. It made me smile so I thought I would share.

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Just a smidgen of what I have been up to in the last couple of days

Another crazy week. I seem to be doing 3 workshops most days at the moment. Schools, after school clubs, family learning projects. All sorts.

High on the agenda at the moment is Preston’s Mela festival. A celebration of Asian culture to be held on Avenham park on 6th June. Yours truly (on behalf of the wonderful Dynamic New Animation– puppetry and visual theatre) is running 3 sets of workshops with local kids, to produce 3 shadow puppetry productions which we will be performing on the day. Here is a sneaky peak of some of our characters so far.

Preston the sea monster meets an alien.Up Up snd Away.

Alien surfs on sports car. Kids have such great imaginations!

Steve the duck.

Such simple things as light and shadow can create so much joy.

On a Monday afternoon, I am currently working with Mum’s and kids at Millbank Court, Preston. This week we were working with modelling clay. One of the youngsters made the most amazingly realistic pen from the stuff.

One of the staff honestly thought the pen was real!

I’ve also been decorating plant pots and planting sunflowers with my family after school clubs in Blackpool,

and putting together an exhibition to showcase the work of my girls after school arts group at Lostock Hall High. This included the film that we made and the award that we won for it! This evening was the opening of the exhibition and I was very proud of all my girls.

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Hello world!

Well- here we go. Sarah has entered the world of blogs.

Hello. I’m Sarah. An artist and mum. I run ‘Sarah Hicks Art’ from my studio in Longridge, Lancashire. I lead a very hectic life and the plan is that this blog will help me keep tabs on what I have created and achieved in my work. Here, I shall record what I get up to as I create all sorts of stuff in my studio and in my workshops with schools and community groups all over the place.

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