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In the Making

In the Making

Our original idea of the ‘Here and Now Folk’ came from a desire to connect, to reach out, and to hold hands. As the year has passed, this feeling hasn’t changed: Things remain strange and uncertain, and in these times it feels important to offer some space to get lost in the ‘doing’, to have our hands moving, doing something mindful and different from the everyday. 

You can still see the original community of ‘folk’ - to view click here but it's a time to grow and develop our community. As always, we want everyone to be able to join in, so we will use whatever we each have to hand in our homes, gardens or find on walks - things that are right here, right now.

Winter, with its short days and freezing nights, might mean we have to stay indoors more. We invite you again to use this time to gather some bits and pieces from around your home, or from excursions out into the chilly outdoors, and allow yourself time to play, to create, or maybe to simply shift stuff about on your table top and see what emerges.

Use leaves, sticks or seed heads from your garden; pick up driftwood, pebbles or bits of plastic on the beach; find things in kitchen drawers, or rip up old magazines; dig out some felt pens from the back of the drawer and get a piece of paper and see what happens. What figures appear? Are they people or creatures? Whole beings or just faces? Does your creation have a name?

To add your being(s) to the community just take a photo and email to us (inthemaking@northdevonhospice.org.uk).

Please do send as many pictures as you like and as often as you like, and if you’d like to add words, messages or comments please do!  

If you would like to see the community of creations so far just Click Here

Our new One Day at a Time Facebook Group is exclusively for people that North Devon Hospice are currently supporting. If you would like to join CLICK HERE or you can find the group by visiting the North Devon Hospice Facebook page.