|The craft of skep making - as demonstrated at the Edible Garden Show on Saturday|
After the success of The Bloggers Cut for last year's Chelsea Fringe, I've just registered my exciting new project for 2014.
|43 gardeners' hands as seen at Lacock|
This is another simple idea which I hope you'll like. It was sparked by Paul Debois' award winning 43 gardeners' hands I saw at Lacock Abbey in 2010. Paul's given his blessing to his work forming the inspiration for my event.
This year I'm asking you to submit a picture of hand(s) in a garden, or in the act of gardening or some sort of garden-related activity.
This could be a close-up like the above picture, or of someone working in a garden - especially if their hands are mucky! Or perhaps you'd like to take a group shot of your community gardening project with everyone waving their hands in the air. The hand(s) can be human, or not - it's entirely up to you.
Like last year, I'll create a map of everyone's participation with links to your posts and tweets. I'd also like to create a visual group summary - perhaps a collage of some sort. Your ideas for this are also welcome.
Wot no cake? I hear you cry... Pictures of friends, family etc in the garden with cake in their hand are very welcome. They'd be a neat way of linking last year's Fringe event with this one too :)
I'll write a kick-off post with more details when the Fringe starts in mid-May. I've started posting a bit earlier this year (it helps that I've come up with an idea earlier this time), so the Fringe website has something to link to. We'll also be chatting on Twitter with the hashtag #showsofhands. It's worth keeping an eye on #chelseafringe too.
Paul Debois also has a Fringe event this year, called Wildlings. You can find out more about his collaboration with Lynn Keddie and Alys Fowler here and here. Scrolling down Lynn's blog (the second link just now), I found a couple of great Shows of Hands examples in her post on picture composition. Worth a look for some further inspiration.