Forces Voices

Lockdown Arts & Crafts: Winners And Honourable Mentions

Take a look at the arts & crafts winners and honourable mentions from our Forces Voices creativity competition

During the height of lockdown we asked you and your kids to get creative in photography, arts & crafts, videography and written word / audio, as part of our Forces Voices competition.

All arts & crafts entries were judged by Founder of Interior Design Studio Rascal & Roses, Verity Coleman.

Here are the winners and honourable mentions from the arts & crafts category and the stories behind them. Click here to view more creative masterpieces. 

Winner Adult: Hannah McCleery World Of Wool

This is a piece of stop motion video with some homemade sound effects.

"It is about the "magic" of needle felting.

"Turning balls of fluff into little creatures or 2D projects.

"All creations are my own and created during COVID-19 via the technique of needle felting which was taught to me by my sister.

"I should also give credit to my husband Andrew who helped make some of the fish swim and put up with me littering the "craft room" with wool and animals.

"He wants to work in bomb disposal but that's not his kind of bomb site. I just hope the chaos that ensues in this video brings a little bit of joy to someone and maybe inspires you to start felting too ... or make a stop motion video - if you have the time."


Adult Honourable Mentions 

David Kelly: Aphrodite Rock

"This is an oil painting of Aphrodite's Rock which is a local beauty spot, a favourite with visitors from Akrotiri and Episkopi bases where I am currently working as a secondary teacher."

Shirean Pettifer: A Dozen Roses

"This is entirely made of paper and an old book that was falling apart."

Mark Wanless: Sunney

"Currently I am deployed in the Falklands and to keep me occupied I have been drawing horses."

And here are the winners and honourable mentions for the under 18 category. 

Under 18 Winner: Ayden Beharry: Aircraft

"Ayden was inspired to make an RAF Spitfire marking VE Day, using 100% recyclable materials including cardboard, milk bottle, bottle lids and some glue."

Honourable Mentions: Under 18 Category 

Nathan Pettifer: Tree Of Hope 

"I was inspired by all the rainbows on people’s windows and I think a tree means hope.

"I made this today ... my 9th birthday."

Molly Symonds: Patterns 

"I took images of trees and plants to create patterns for material.

"I was inspired by my art teacher who suggested this project.

"I really enjoyed working out which plants worked well and created the best patterns.

"I love creating something modern from something natural."

Molly Symonds Labrador

Molly Symonds: Labrador

"Labrador Retriever. I painted this because I love dogs."

You can view more of these lockdown creative masterpieces here

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