Children and adults show off artistic talents through Diagrama’s greetings cards

Wednesday, 23 November, 2016

Residents at Cabrini House home for adults with learning disabilities and children adopted through Diagrama have been putting their artistic talents to good use by helping to design Diagrama’s 2016 greetings cards.

Diagrama held a competition earlier this year open to children, young people and adults that the charity works with to help design a selection of greetings cards.

The overall winner, 10-year-old Pixie, showed off her talents as a promising lino print artist, by carving out a spectacular festive tree scene, printed in blue.

Diagrama Chief Executive David McGuire said: “It was so difficult to choose an overall winner as so much effort has clearly been made with all the designs by everyone who took part. We intended to select only a few designs to be printed but in the end decided to use them all because we couldn’t choose between them.

“For the adults at Cabrini House, the competition has provided the residents with the opportunity to develop their artistic skills - art offers an effective way to express themselves and they have all done a fantastic job, supported by their key workers.

“It was wonderful to see the happy, jolly scenes in the artwork produced by the children and we are delighted to be able to recognise their artistic achievements by printing their designs on our cards this year.

“Pixie’s design stood out to us not only because she managed to produce such an impressive result but when we heard how about the hours she had spent perfecting her lino print skills we felt she deserved to have card dedicated to her design alone. Well done Pixie!”