Hello from the “inside”

Well this is a newsletter I never imagined I would be writing.

The reason it’s taken me so long to get in touch is like everyone else, our lives have been turned upside down in an instant and it’s taken sometime to adjust.
I have gone from having an epic year planned for H & E, new look studio, a superb line-up of Artists and Makers sharing knowledge and creativity to locking the door of my much loved studio and putting everything on hold.

I have become teacher to my girls; I’m just about managing with Beau’s work! (she’s 8) but I stand zero chance of being able to offer anything to Poppy and Kitty (13 & 11); thank goodness for the tremendous efforts of the school and the wonders of the internet!

Then there is the Husband! at home we share a studio/office space which when we are both in together presents its own issues mainly as I am very messy and he’s very tidy. It has us both reaching for an alcoholic beverage at the end of the day!

But our challengers are tiny in comparison to what’s happening in the world and I feel incredibly grateful we are safe and well.

I wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all my Hope & Elvis family, I’ve received so many messages of support and kind words….you have been truly amazing!

Hope & Elvis will ride this storm and come back better than ever; in the background the workshops affected by the Coronavirus pandemic are being re-scheduled and new ideas are evolving for later this year and into 2021!!

I know many of you will be facing this shit of a virus in many different ways…. whether you are an NHS or Key Worker or are separated from loved ones at this time; my thoughts, appreciation and love goes out to you all.

I am thrilled to have been involved in “The off cut project” initiated by The Print Block.
14 editions of my textiles piece have been printed and will be for sale very soon via the The Print Block website along with lots of other prints from great Artists.
A proportion of the money from each sale will go to food banks via The Trussell Trust. For more information on the project visit the Website
As always the Hope & Elvis Website is up and running for bookings on future workshops. You can also keep up to date with goings on and share what you have been up to via Instagram and facebook; I would love to see what creative projects you’re working on.

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you all on the other side.
Sending Love & Positivity
Stay Safe

Louise x