Sunday, 27 May 2007

Mick Hardy musician

Here is a song by my friend Mick Hardy.

Mick is a fellow actor, gardener, alchemist and philosopher. I met him while being an extra in the Brothers of the Head film a few years ago.

Mick writes political songs and performs them all over Norfolk and at festivals. He has busked around Europe most of his life and has a band called Sitting Down.

The track GM Song comes from his CD Beautiful World. The CD only costs £6 – please contact me via if you would like a copy.

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Swan and fish paper hat workshop

A couple of years ago I designed these hats for a group campaigning against animal cruelty. We were going to run a workshop at Glastonbury, but unfortunately the workshop was cancelled.

Eloise O'Hare wearing a Fish Hat

A real pity – I think a sea of swans and fish would have looked brilliant on the festival.

Eloise O'Hare wearing a Swan Hat
 I then went on too make the hats  with children when I did a hat workshop for a festival in Southwark, where the kids absolutely loved it.

Monday, 7 May 2007

Rebecca Hillman

Rebecca Hillman has been a lifelong friend who has recently started living the good life. Several years ago I helped her with the foundations of her farmhouse in rural Ireland she lives in. She now lives the crafts and farm life.

Rebecca Hillman busy living the good life in Ireland

She is in particular very good at making felt, looking after goats and entertaining her children with exciting craft ideas.

This is a piece of felt made by Rebecca HillmanMeanwhile her husband Dan is either in the woods with the free range pigs or making hand crafted hobby horses in his cow shed.

Hobby horse creator Dan Hillman working away in the cow shed

Rebecca has blogged her way through the good life and is showing the world how you can be free. Her blog is very interesting, you can buy her books from the book shop on the right hand side of my blog.

Up date: Since this blog was written Rebecca and Dan are not together, but Dan still makes hobbie horses and Rebecca still runs her small country farmhouse, makes art, writes and does shiatsu health care. Rebecca uses her maiden name Allen.