'War is Over!' print with vintage star and Fred Perry badges care of Dee & Gerard Ivall © 2012 admin. All rights reserved.

89. heyday present, xmas mart

The rain it raineth every day
The rain it raineth every day

While the south-west of Cornwall was being battered by storms yesterday, we took refuge in the warm comforting arms of Xmas Mart at The Acorn in Penzance.

Xmas Mart at The Acorn, Penzance - a panorama
Xmas Mart at The Acorn, Penzance - a panorama

Quite a few posts ago, way back in the days when the weather was slightly more clement, I featured May Mart. This series of shopping events has been created by Heyday – a talented collective of artists, illustrators, photographers, screen printers, designer-makers, sellers of vintage items and, very importantly, a chef.

A selection of cards by illustrator Esther Connon
A selection of cards by illustrator Esther Connon
'Pull a Print' care of Kiwi Printmaking Studio
'Pull a Print' care of Kiwi Printmaking Studio
The first pull, care of Kiwi Printingmaking studio
The first pull, care of Kiwi Printingmaking studio
Coke bottle, a triptych, by Neil Coe care of Kiwi Printingmaking Studio
Coke bottle, a triptych, by Neil Coe care of Kiwi Printingmaking Studio

Xmas Mart built upon the success of their event in May and the brilliant Mazey Mart, by introducing a fantastic selection of new stallholders in addition to their talented regulars. It was great to see some new work and I fell head over heels in love with Esther Connon’s delicate illustrations. The husband had a cracking time ‘pulling a print’ with the talented Kiwi Printmaking Studio but happiest of all was Little My as she scoffed delicious chocolate cake and adopted a new friend called Neep – one of Katie Lennon’s Knitted Freaks.

A Knitted Freak called Neep & a wee sausage dog
A Knitted Freak called Neep & a wee sausage dog
Something new for the tree care of Katie Lennon & her Knitted Freaks
Something new for the tree care of Katie Lennon & her Knitted Freaks
Neep and Tilly watch the rain
Neep and Tilly watch the rain

If you missed Xmas Mart, make sure you follow Heyday on Facebook or keep an eye on their website for news of future events.

Heyday www.helloheyday.com; Katie Lennon – Knitted Freaks – knittedfreaks@yahoo.co.uk; Dee & Gerald Ivall – vintage clothing & objects – can be found on Facebook; Esther Connon – illustrator – www.estherconnon.co.uk; Kiwi Printmaking Studio – screen printers – www.kiwiprintstudio.co.uk

 

 

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