The idea behind the day is to celebrate the creative things that are done quietly, everywhere, by everyday people like you and I – and to get more people involved. We are launching our new project that day, which asks people to take a walk in the woods and to collect ‘treasure’ from the forest floor, as you do - sticks, leaves, seeds etc – but to take along a notebook and collect the words that appear in your head as you walk, too. You then take the 'treasure' and the words home to make art with them. I love using the forest (360 hectares of it!) that surrounds me as inspiration.
At Forest House Press, we will be running group sessions and classes during the year to build a collection of Words from the Woods which will be used for an exhibition next year. If you'd like to be part of the project, drop me a line.