Saturday 7 December 2013

Seasonal Greetings

This year has just flown by, what a fantastic summer and with great company too. Yes all of you who have visited, emailed, rang, tweeted, posted, joined and smiled !

Bandana Workshop has had a great declutter since getting back after roaming around the UK. All your work has been looked at and there's been a lot of decisions in what we're going to do next year.

For now, Christmas is around the corner and preparations are under way. I hope you're all not getting stressed. There's a lot to do, but with reflection, you can work on all of your bits and bobs, you'll get there !

Take your time, think very carefully this season about how your going to finish all you jobs.  Remember keep it simple. Make a plan and stick to it. Don't be afraid to ask for help, you'll surprise yourself and others who maybe hoping you would share your tasks. This makes a wonderful way of welcoming and sharing your world.

Keep smiling, the whole world is smiling with you. :-D

Friday 16 August 2013

PowerWood Summer Camp 2013 Day One

The packing is over and the road trip to adventure starts here Powerwood Summer Camp looking forward to getting Bandana Workshop set up for some designing and printing. Bring your ideas and stories to share.

Thursday 15 August 2013

Power Wood Summer Camp 2013

Making hay while the sun shines, preparations are under way to attend Powerwood Summer Camp. This will be the third year running. There be lots of bandana ideas, designs and colours to choose from.

Time and location has moved on, the camp has developed from a small beginning. Starting at Meadow Sweet Farm, moving to Shoobrook Park and now in it's permanent location on Powerwood land near Barnstaple.

There has been a flurry of activity from Simone, Nick, family and volunteers, sorting out the land for this years Powerwood Summer Camp.  The weather has been kind, stretching over months the team have worked hard over weekends to bring you a whole week of talks, workshops, activities and relaxation.

Powerwood has sold out for this year, but are now talking bookings for 2014, giving attendees an opportunity to receive a 20% Discount.

If your coming, see you there. :-D

Sunday 21 July 2013

Penn Festival Day Three 2013

A day to get creative, looking forward to seeing you all today at 13:00hrs open all day. Bring your ideas and stories to share.   :-D
For those of you heading back, stop by and say cherio if you can, have a safe journey home maybe see you on my travels again some time. :-D

Penn Festival 2013 Day Two

Brilliant sunshine,great designs at bandana workshop today 11:00am - 4pm at come an join in. :-D

Saturday 20 July 2013

Penn Festival 2013 Day One

Back on the road for this seasons creativity. A beautiful sunny day no traffic jams and smiles to greet me Happy days. Thanks for visiting and joining bandanaworkshop today.   :-D

Sunday 30 June 2013

Glastonbury: My brick tent and soft sofa

Over the passed couple of days over 150,000 people have made their pilgrimage to Glastonbury for their spiritual musical fix, to the ultimate festival still running in the world.

Tv cameras, stages set, bands booked.  Camping equipment bought , b&bs , glamping yurts, tipis, Winnebagos hired and campers packed.

Social media at the touch of a button,  buzzing for the whole event. A historical year of bringing together new and very well established talent.

The excitement grew well before the event started. 40 years of Glastonbury gives a hell of a lot of experience to craft, prepare and network.  As the years go by the reflection brings it's rewards and misterminers.

The beginning of any idea brings it's challenges. Years ago, everything was done by word of mouth, phone (landline, mobiles?  Ha, I think not !) and post. Worlds apart from now, a simpler time. Never the less Micheal Eavis planned, discussed, purchased and build Glastonbury using his foresight and shared innovation. Recruiting the finest teams to help the event and gathering the very best in support.

When an idea starts from scratch the need for incubation is such a powerful phenomenon. Lots of mistakes are made and decisions overturned. Everything looks easy when years of practice helps to develop inspiration. Lots of broken eggs to make the omlette. But the more time goes by, the more things happen and everyone just adapts.

I like the Eavis's philosophy that Glastonbury is open to all and has something for everyone. A great way of sharing a positive motive over the years. Eavis has found his feet meeting all sorts of people with mainstream or alternative lives that cross over into a unified one.

For the price, you have a large playground to play, dance,eat, be creative and merry.  Your Glastonbury pounds goes a long way, supporting good causes, giving you days of attendance, residence and on site facilities the list goes on. If you're savvy and think ahead you can attend either by volunteering or save your pennies to pay upfront or in instalments. Registration is essential and worth it's weight in gold.

You can walk for miles round the site witnessing a lot and still never see everything. This is the magic that keeps people coming back to venture, familiarise and network the site and all its inhabitance.

For me it's my brick tent and soft sofa scanning all media, watching and enjoying the UK's creative festival unfold.

Safe journey home to all that reads this. :-D  

Wednesday 5 June 2013

2000 miles on the road

This spring I've been on the road covering 2000 miles in Scotland the weather has been up with the sunshine and down with the rain. This took a lot of patients and organising. But this came with very nice people and funny adventures that will last for ever.

Totally Scot lagged when I got back. But I'm now refreshed, my head is buzzing with creative ideas, I hope you are too. So lets shares some stories,get designing and printing.

Looking forward to greeting and serving you this year click here :-D

Monday 25 March 2013

Have A Great Easter!

Shrove Tuesday was the start of Lent and the beginning of  Easter. This was kick started with pancakes and lemon mmm. Thanks guys for supplying a great treat a nice addition to workshop. Time to think and reflect about all things. Have a great Easter.

Saturday 2 February 2013

Valentine's and Mother's Day Bandana Workshops

The time for love and appreciation has come around again. Come and join in at Bandana Workshop in Sydenham London in time for you big day. Be creative and show that you care.

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Click here to book your place. :-D

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Chinese New Year Bandana Workshop Sydenham London

Kicked off workshop today with lots of ideas colours and designs this formed what was a great day of creativity. There was a threat of rain which is always a problem with loading and unloading equipment.

Luckily mother nature was kind and everything stayed dry. phew !

Thank you for coming to workshop today. Workshop is such a great learning curve.

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Tuesday 15 January 2013

Sydenham 2012

Just by chance we missed the snow, but it was a sunny crisp day for Bandana workshop. The journey to Sydenham was a trip with a difference, crossing London and taking in the sites not usually seen. 

Thank you all for coming, it was a pleasure witnessing your creativity and sharing your stories. Stay focused click here for more workshops :-D


Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Wish you all creative success for the New Year. 

Thank you for your support keeping Bandana Workshop on the road.

Looking forward to witnessing more of your ideas in 2013 :-D