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Paper Art Zoom Workshops

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It's been very strange not being able to run face to face workshops while we've been in lockdown due to Covid-19. It's been a large percentage of my work, which was lost overnight. I've been lucky that commissions and an emergency response grant from Arts Council England have kept me going, something I am immeasurably thankful for.   I have been asked a few times if I will run any in-person workshops and I'm not feeling brave enough just yet. Personally, as my method is working closely one to one with people, I couldn't see a way of safely maintaining...

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The Story of a Name.

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Hello! and welcome to my first blog post on my new site. Brand new name, brand new website and I'm simplifying everything, but first of all... Who even am I?   I'm Yvette Ja. For long time followers, people used to know me as Yvette Hawkins, but I changed all that because honestly, for 41 years now, I've felt a complete loss of identity and self and a big part of that comes across in my name. Of course it shouldn't matter what you are called, you make who you are after all. Except when you are an artist your name...

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