Catch up with the service users that entered our very successful #GetCrafty Twitter competition last year and take another look at the wonderful photos that they kindly submitted as part of the #SeeMeNotDisability campaign. We update you on how are they are, including some photos of their new artwork.
All the photos are of the people that we support here at The Disabilities Trust, along with an artwork they have created. We spoke with our service users from Graham Anderson House about their amazing artwork.
Vicky (below) said that how she was surprised that the Christmas garlands she made were such a hit with staff, service users and visitors; everyone was very impressed at how she had created something that looked so good. Vicky later sold these garlands at the Christmas fayre, helping to raise money for Graham Anderson House, which pleased her immensley.
Vicky continues to enjoy arts and crafts and she has also began exercising her talents in baking some cakes for another service users birthday. Vicky has been offered a new vocational role, making and selling luxury coffee and snacks to staff, service users and visitors; she cannot wait to begin her new role.
Sandra (below) was pleased that her photograph were entered into the competition and she explained that the bunting she made her daughters was a big hit with them; they were both so pleased with their surprise gifts. She was also surprised at how much she enjoyed sewing and has continued this interest within the Graham Anderson House sewing group. Sandra has enjoyed spending time with other service users making heart decorations for her home as a follow up on her new hobby.
John (below) attended the Glasgow School of Art for six months during the early 1970's and has been interested in art from an early age. He joined the Royal Marines in the mid '70s and had a full career with them before retiring. He has been very creative within Graham Anderson House whilst working with the vocational team and continues to be inspired with the views and compliments from staff, fellow service users and visitors.His recent painting of the Taj Mahal was done free hand and from memory for an Indian themed night and currently hangs in the family room.