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I'll be back in Kirkcudbright again this year, for their 10th anniversary trail.

Venue 51 has my name on it.

A tent in the garden of a museum may seem like an odd place to display illuminations, as would a tent in a ruined monastery in Lindisfarne. However, the poster I have just made to describe what I do has helped me put into another visible form the underlying art of Wordsmithcrafts.

My medium is time. Time is incarnated and also that which gives humans duration. Wordsmithcrafts art involves producing works, often aesthetically pleasing or functional works, but the art lies in the production of them - or the use to which they are put.

So I have been a monk in ruined Lindisfarne taking the opportunity to open pilgrims eyes to the architecture of the universe by drawing knotwork in sand. The spirit of the monastery continuing and very much alive despite the departure of the monks. In Kirkcudbright I will be transporting people back to a time when everyone was familiar with the process of weaving, and also giving people the opportunity to re-understand the value of scrap metal by turning it into jewellery. My paper based activities  may be on hold though, as the unusually warm Scottish summer seems to be drawing to a damp close.


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Simon Lidwell
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United Kingdom
My website is the best place to go to find out about what I do! In general I research art and crafts from about a thousand years ago, and then combine it with what's around at the moment.

This is partly because I reckon that too many babies got thrown out with the bath water during the modern period, but also because I recognise that many of the ways in which our lifestyle has changed as a result of the clockwork age is very beneficial.
So keeping the best from the past, following a path of Faith and learning to live in the digital age is my art.

Oh yeh, If you would like to commission a digital illumination of your name, someone else's name or another piece of text, please let me know!


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Eclair123 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for visiting
Llama jump for you
:heart: check out gallery :heart:
silver-eagle61 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Thank you for your fave! :hug:
Wordsmithcrafts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artist
You are welcome, are you working on anything particular at the moment?
silver-eagle61 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I've got a week ago a dress patterns for a corsage. ^^
It is only necessary to make the photos and upload them.

Maybe you have an idea for a leather work?:)
Wordsmithcrafts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Artist
Have you tried working with vegetable tanned leather and tooling patterns into it?…

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Thank you for the watch :-)
Wordsmithcrafts Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Artist
you are welcome
Nigdziekolwiek Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot :D
Symbelmune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello, thanks for adding me on your watch, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of my work :)
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