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This was the year we got inky

We managed to fill the room with a complete range of handmade goods (and this is where for once our disparate interests comes into it's own, we could appeal across a range of tastes with Jim's more cool modern aesthetic to my quirky hand drawn approach). We made art prints, t-shirts, cards, tea towels, lavender bags, brooches, bags.. And people liked our stuff! Thank you to all who came, you were brilliant and it meant so much to us, that you came up those stairs to look around! You came, you bought, and even asked for more! 

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Flattery will get you everywhere!

ClientRural Touring SchemeProjectTwo rural touring schemes Arts Alive and Highlights commissioned Salty's to make an animated fundraising film, to be played in village halls and community centres before events, to encourage audience members to donate to their charities.Voice of Tony HawksMusic Rob Heron and the Teapad OrchestraScript advisor Liz HyderVoice recording Ian Daniels at Radio Gibraltarfreesfx.co.ukWe were able to create 12 animated GIFs from the film for sharing on social media.  

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poetry film

ClientChannel 4 - Random ActProjectAnimated poetry film, made in collaboration with poet Benedict Newbery. The Royal Oak won the Best Animation Audience Choice Award at the Purbeck Shorts competition at the Purbeck Film Festival.The film was exhibited in the 2013 Ludlow Open Rural Contemporary Art Showcase.Chosen as the opening film for the Filmpoem Festival in Dunbar, Scotland, in August 2013; and featured on Moving Poems in November 2013. It featured in an introduction to poetry film in the Huffington Post and a review in Awkward Paper Cut said: "I rarely saw an animated video that came this close to imitating real life, yet not looking like it." It was chosen to be screened at Ink and Print, an art show that will be open during Philalalia,...

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Happy New Workshops

We’ve found we are happiest making stuff with our hands, and if we can combine a few skills together, even better! It is hugely satisfying to see digital designs leap out of the computer into the real world and land on a piece of fabric we’re printing; seeing a present wrapped in our own scribbled paper almost jiggling to be ripped apart - using tea-towels printed with lavender bits grown in our own garden - I cannot totally fathom why this is so deeply satisfying! 

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