Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Sleeping Beauty Theatre Book - In Stock


Miki is a little young for the target audience, 
but she enjoyed playing with the theatre book and changing the sets around.
  
Aimed at 6 years +
Available Online.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Alice in Wonderland Exhibition at The British Library

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition on 20th November, The British Library are hosting a special late night event, in which one of my over-sized book-sculptures will be on display. 
Although tickets for the event have all sold, I think the exhibition alone will be worth a visit, with original manuscripts, and hand-drawn illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali among others, on view. 
original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/events/alice-in-wonderland-exhibition#sthash.9hf3ZHwx.dpuf
riginal manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/events/alice-in-wonderland-exhibition#sthash.9hf3ZHwx.dpuf

riginal manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/events/alice-in-wonderland-exhibition#sthash.9hf3ZHwx.dpuf
riginal manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/events/alice-in-wonderland-exhibition#sthash.9hf3ZHwx.dpuf
 
 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Down on the Sussex Coast

 
 I celebrated my birthday at the weekend, down on the Sussex Coast.
 We stayed in a stylish Georgian house
 
 an old fairy-tale cottage in the old town
 
fishing boats on the beach 
 
views from the cliffs

New Exercise Books featuring Twelve Dancing Princesses

Available from online shop £4.50

The Twelve Dancing Princesses printed front and back cover
80 pages, ruled and blank; softback
Size: 150mm (w) x 210mm (h)

Sleeping Beauty Theatre Book Released Monday

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Workshop at Ryedale Book Festival


Last weekend I was in Malton, Ryedale at The Ryedale Book Festival, where I gave a talk and workshop. 
The previous workshop I did a week before was aimed at kids, this time it was the adult's turn. 
The concept was the same, cutting out illustrations from old books with a scalpel and layering them to create a new 3-dimensional pictorial box, which would tell a different story. 
The illustrations selected led their final outcome. 
Here's what was achieved in 2 hours! 

 

 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Cheltenham Literature Festival Workshop

I had a lovely day at The Cheltenham Literature Festival yesterday, 
where I led a workshop for 8-12 year olds. 
 I took a bundle of discarded picture books with me, and asked the kids to cut out illustrations from different books to create a new imagined scene, in the form of a three-dimensional box-framed collage. 
They stuck their cut-out images on to layers of acetate, which were then stacked one on top of  another, with foam board spacers in between, and glued into a box frame.
It proved to be a simple, but effective idea.
Here are some photos of some of the work they produced in just 2 hours! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Thank you, and well done to everyone who took part in the workshop.