Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Paper Theatre Workshop with Year 2 Class

I worked with a class of 6-7 yr olds to create a paper toy theatre based on the fairy tale 'Rapunzel'. 
Each child worked on a different character or scene, drawing and cutting it out of cardboard. 
The different scenes then slot in and out of the cardboard box. 
The teacher is going to be working with the children to tell the story of 'Rapunzel' through play.  








Thursday, 7 March 2019

In It To Win It

As a special thank you to all that have pledged to my kickstarter campaign, I'll be picking one person at random to win this large 'wild flowers' signed print. If you've already backed my campaign, you'll be entered into the draw, and if you haven't pledged, here's a bonus reason to do so! Kickstarter is all or nothing, so I'm really hoping with your help, I can reach my target, and make this book a reality.



Thursday, 28 February 2019

Update on my Kickstarter Campaign: 'Into the Dark Woods' Week 3


I'm now half way into my campaign www.kickstarter.com/projects/1321122640/into-the-dark-woods 
There is still 23 days left to make a pledge. The fun part will come after you've made a pledge, as 'a backer', you'll be able to follow my book as it develops, with exclusive access to behind the scenes. 

This is a collection of pieces I made from various past projects. 


In my new book, I'll be showing you how to create seven unique paper sculptures, with tips on how you can add detail and texture to your models. In the kickstarter updates (exclusive only to backers of my campaign), I'll be showing the working-out stages of some of the paper templates, giving you an insight into how each template is designed by hand.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Installation at National Trust Peckover House in Cambridgeshire 2019

Lord Peckovers Library Project 2019 opens at Peckover House and Garden.

Peckover House in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire


An exhibition celebrating Lord Peckover's life and his passion for book collecting. 
His collection of rare books and manuscripts were sold off following his death in 1919. To mark the centenary of his death, Peckover House and Gardens have received a lottery grant to find the lost volumes and bring them back to the library for the first time in over 50 years.

 An installation of my art-works compliment some of these returned 'lost volumes'. 



 Images copyright Su Blackwell 2019


I also worked with volunteers, making origami paper boats as a symbol for something they themselves had lost, and these are included in the exhibition.



 The Garden

The Exhibition runs until November 2109 

Monday, 11 February 2019

Day 5 of my Kickstarter Campaign

I've been printing #supportmykickstarterproject postcards to keep the momentum of my campagin going. I'll be sending these out with online shop orders. 
Huge thanks to the 51 people who have already made a pledge! 




Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Crowdfunding Campaign Is Now Live

 I HAVE STARTED A CAMPAIGN WITH 

 AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BACK MY PROJECT


I've been developing the concept of an 'Illustrated Fairy Tale Activity Book' for a long time, and am excited to be able to finally share it with you.

Your pledge can help turn my concept into a reality. 

I am offering some fantastic rewards.



Visit my Kickstarter campaign to find out more...


And spread the word...

Share on your social media channels, and help to get this campaign out there!


 Below, an example of some concept pages for my book.

Original Signed Postcards, Prints, Online Workshops and Book Sculpture are available as rewards for making a pledge.