Do: Secret Garden Party

Knitted owl by Helen Rhodes

Yesterday afternoon, I popped along to a ‘Secret Arty Farty Garden Party’ (along with the Bridget from Thinking Of The Days)

The event was hosted by Janet and Pete from The Refectory Table – who run workshops and courses for creative businesses from their lovely home

The party showcased a selection of work by locally based artists, with pieces dotted artfully around the house and garden

I was a particular fan of Maxine Greer‘s paper sparrows, Helen Rhodes‘ knitted owls, and the cute bird illustrations from Sue Bulmer (I see a theme here)

I tried to be as restrained as possible when it came to spending, and was very happy with the Kay van-Bellen print I came away with (more on that soon)

This was all fuelled by a very healthy (oxymoron?) spread of delicious cakes, some with a fun arty theme – Damien Hirst cow cake anyone?

We even got to sample a lovely lemon drizzle baked by the Queen of Clandestine Cake Club herself, Lynn Hill – a baking celeb!

All in all, a lovely way to spend an afternoon – meeting new people, discovering new artists and sampling delicious baked goods

Here’s a few photos to give you a visual taste…

1. Summer berry cake, 2. Anish Kapoor inspired cake, 3. Damien Hirst inspired cake
4. Elderflower syrup, 5. Work by Kay van Bellen, 6+7. Paper birds by Maxine Greer,
8. Flags in the garden, 9. Work by Nita Nathwani
10. Ceramics by Rachel Wood, 11. Owl by Helen Rhodes, 12. Poppies

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8 thoughts on “Do: Secret Garden Party

  1. Jules says:

    Many thanks for mentioning my Damien Hirst inspired cake. Like you I loved the owls, bird sculpture and bird prints. I’ve given my husband lots of idea for my birthday!

    • makedospend says:

      It deserved the mention! Very clever – and much more appealing than his actual work (his retrospective at Tate Modern actually pongs!)

      - B

  2. love number 2 and 12 – wish I had been there

  3. kerrycooks says:

    Looks lovely – that first cake looks fantabulous!

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