Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade Update

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade 08

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Well, this is why I’ve been quiet around here.  The last two weeks have been completely taken up with helping to make this fantastic parade happen.  I’ve been helping the parade artists to run public workshops where people have been making their own costumes for the parade.   This involved, amongst other things, finishing off, bagging up, and name-labelling over a hundred individual costumes. 

The parade itself was just enormous fun.  There were three bands, stilt performers and enormous puppets made by the artists to accompany the parade.  The weather teased us with a few showers, but actually managed sunshine for a good part of the morning.  Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, and it is probably one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.  My own role was to keep a bunch of frogs dancing, swimming, hopping, clapping and generally enjoying the parade.   Today my calf muscles are complaining bitterly, but I’d do it all again tomorrow if I could.  Roll on next year!
parade frogs

4 thoughts on “Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade Update

  1. Hi Carole,
    I really don’t know why I am amazed; I should know by this time that you are one amazing lady. This is gorgeous! The colors are so
    beautiful. Thank you for posting it.
    I just came back from a 3 day residency at a college in Charlotte; I presented 2 chapters of my book. It was a rewarding experience to say the least. My book will be published at the end of October.
    Whew! One thing I found out was that with the economy the way it is, authors are encouraged to self publish and distribute their books themselves. Some of the writers I spoke with had already done that and had great success, so I plan to do it, too
    One of the professors had done that, too.
    I hope this finds you well and happy.
    Love and best wishes,
    Connie Scott

  2. Hi Connie,
    Good to ‘see’ you! I’m glad you enjoyed your residency at Charlotte. Let me know when you publish your book, and how I can buy it, won’t you? It would be nice to read your writing again. Good luck with the launch.
    Love Carole xx

  3. Hi Carole,
    Thank you, I’ll let you know. Your work is so unusual and artistic, what can I say, except it’s nice to know you, because I don’t know anyone else who can do what you do. What is your next project?

  4. Thank you, Connie!

    As for my next project – I’m currently developing ideas for more paintings. I also need to find a commission to fulfill one of my course units. I’ll keep you posted!

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