Love Your NHS!
Hello and welcome to my NHS Hand Fan with 20% going to my Just Giving account!
About the making of this fan :
A lovely blue painted base with a layer of finest glitter that sparkles in light. Metallic silver accents on the leaf , front guard and staves that twinkle prettily. The white NHS stands upon a metallic sheen blue surrounded by pale blue and metallic silver. I have placed this fan with a red tassel but you can choose a from red, deep blue or white if you prefer. Comes with a white wrist lanyard and slim white organza pouch. Gift wrapped and boxed with free shipping.
Like many, I've been thinking of ways to keep myself busy and earning by doing what I am best at, isolating and making things ;) but also taking action to make a difference somehow?
Maybe, like many not on the front line, I was feeling pretty useless....painting in my flat, eating, painting, walking, eating.. :( I thought I should make some art and some fans that can spread the word about supporting our NHS as the crisis accelerates, in a fun and frivolous way but for a deadly serious purpose?
This No1 Fan will....give a bit of colour and sparkle back to you or maybe a loved one who works for the NHS? It will help you to keep your cool, makes a perfect gift, a memoir, is still and always utterly unique and best still..... will make that candle in the dark glow a little brighter here in the UK. Carry it with you, leave on the dashboard, take it to work, gift it to a friend, put in your window, hang on the wall, put on a easel...keep it forever.
The NHS fans that I have made are a usual size fabric and plastic fan. See dimensions below. I can also make a wall art version too in a larger silk and wood fan which is intended more for home decor display than use. See it in my Wall Art section.
After your order, 20% of the total is paid direct to the charity East Sussex Healthcare NHS Charitable Fund (see below) so you can keep track of how we are doing :)
About my chosen charity:
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Charitable Fund exists to support all the healthcare workers of the East Sussex NHS Trust which includes Eastbourne District General Hospital, The Conquest Hospital Hastings, Bexhill Community Hospital, The Rye and Winchelsea Memorial Hospital as well as many healthcare workers based out in the community.
www.esht.nhs.uk › about-the-trust › get-involved › donations
The painting is made directly onto a blank fan which is made of fabric and plastic which is primed and then painted both on the front and back. Then they are lacquered for further protection. I have used this particular fan for its lovely sturdy feel it's durability and high use potential as well as having the closest surface texture to canvas for my paintings.
When receiving a fan please open it gently upon arrival and leave open for a wee while to rid any lingering process smells and to generally let the fan breath. Clean with a damp cloth and avoid rough handling, leaving in high temperatures and exposing to water....treat it as a usable art object and it will last you well.
Anything else I can help you with, get in touch :)
Basic Fan Measurements, some fans may vary a little.
Open : H 9" 23 cms W 17" 43 cms D 1" 2.5 cms
Folded : H 9" 23 cms W 1" 2.5cms D 1" 2.5 cms
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