|Discussing Shows of Hands with Naomi Slade at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in April. |
At the same time Lynn Keddie took a similar shot, which illustrated perfectly why she's the
professional photographer and I'm not. The photo is uncropped to maximise the errors on view.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in my Shows of Hands project for this year's Chelsea Fringe. Your response has been amazing with 41 contributions from 33 people and organisations via blogs, email, Facebook and Twitter.
When Shows of Hands was announced I promised you a final collage, or something. As your response was so big and because I've used plenty of collages throughout the project, I've decided the finale should be or something. I hope you enjoy the following selection of images.
Shows of Hands for Chelsea Fringe 2014 (Click on the link if the embedded version doesn't work - this will open in a new window. There's 39 slides for you to click through at your own leisure)
|An overview of the Shows of Hands Google map - Click here to go the clickable version|
to explore further and read the stories each contributor wove around their chosen image(s)
It's worth taking a look at the map as you can easily see the spread of the contributions and there are a couple of extra links to contributions I didn't get permission to use for the slideshow.
I've also been using the map to conduct a sly completely unscientific survey on the popularity of gardening gloves based on your photos. Can you guess which won? Flighty and Welly Woman got it right when they mentioned their preferences.
Shows of Hands also managed to link with around 10 of the physical Fringe projects in Bristol and London, plus another of the online ones. Not bad going!
Do you like what you've seen in this post? Raise and show your hand if you do...
Update 21/6/2014: A flurry of extra activity on Twitter, Facebook and blogs means we now have 44 contributions from 36 people and organisations. The clickable map shows the updated picture of everyone's Shows of Hands :)
You may also like:
- My post from earlier this year where I explain the inspiration behind Shows of Hands
- Grow London's write-up of this year's Fringe, with a nice mention of Shows of Hands, as well as in The Express's online gardening page
- Chelsea Fringe's blog post about the online Fringe and Q&A about Shows of Hands (NB at some point this link will be lost, so I've saved the post as a PDF as well)
- The Bloggers Cut finale - last year's Chelsea Fringe project summary which involved that all-time gardeners' favourite... cake :)