Waaaaay back in 2015 I had the singular pleasure of interviewing artist Kathy Bartlett. Kathy exhibited during the 2015 Kokomai Festival, and is in a joint show with Megan Campbell and Janie Nott at Ventana Creative Collective later this month. So, what better time to refresh our memories on what a top guest, top artist, … More Interview with the Very Social Kathy Bartlett!
Thank you Facebook friends for reminding me that back in October 16 ReCooper8 had a wonderful time hanging out with Janie Nott (Village Art Shop) and Kathy Bartlett (Kathy Bartlett Artist). Fabulous, sassy guests chinwagging with Lucy about art therapy, the artistic process, and that curious resistance to doing something you love…. Plus seriously awesome … More ReCooper8 with Kathy Bartlett & Janie Nott
Listen again to last month’s show which features interviews with Kate Mead, Director of Operations for Featherston Booktown, Jen Olson, one of the organisers of the Wairarapa Art Sale, and local artist and entrepreneur, Emma McCleary. Featherston Booktown will take place in Featherston across the weekend of 12th-14th May 2017. Combine your passion for books with … More Books & Arts – Featherston’s got it covered!
Bling bling! Listen again to my interview with Featherston’s jeweller, Chris Adams, recorded in 2015. You can find out more about Chris and his stunning work here. ReCooper8 is sponsored by The Greytown Hotel (The Top Pub) – an historic pub in the beautiful Wairarapa village of Greytown. The Greytown Hotel – the perfect place for … More Featherston Stories #9
This isn’t as vintage as some of my other pieces as part of my Featherston Revival (it was first published in November 2016), but the subject matter certainly is – vintage computers! Listen again to local writer, Alex Cruickshank, about his fascinating collection of old computers that have given him at least 20 ways to … More Featherston Stories #8
In July 2014, Nicki Stewart, local encaustic artist, was preparing for her acclaimed show, Remember to Remember. I caught up with her in her studio to talk about the inspiration for the show and its challenges – it involved coordinating the work of dozens of local knitters! We also talk about Nicki’s love of working … More Featherston Stories #7 Nicki Stewart
Before re:Invent there was this! Nothing like some back-to-front posting! Featherston Story #6.
My friend, Jen Olson, is one helluva woman! She can paint, draw, play the piano and the cello, and is one of the nicest, kindest women I know. And she lives in Featherston, so I can include her in my Featherston Stories Series! This piece was recorded and aired a few years ago now, and … More Featherston Stories #5
I love the start of this piece (and the rest of it!) with Michelle, a Featherston artist, carpet maker (tufter?!) and brewer! I had such a fun morning watching her make a beautiful rug. Enjoy!
The 3rd story in my Featherston series was so fun to do! In the dead of night (well, about 7.30pm) a group of brave gardeners took up shovels and planted for victory!