Saturday, 16 January 2016

Editorial - Paper Roses for 'Myself' Magazine

This commission was to accompany an article in Myself Magazine, titled
'Treating your money like a lover'
The brief was to create a dozen roses from euro notes,
(toy notes, not the real thing).
The image as it appears in the magazine, with black background

Myself Magazine, Germany, February 2016 Issue

Thursday, 14 January 2016

In 'Stylist Magazine' this week

The brief from Stylist Magazine was to illustrate an article by the MP Caroline Lucas, on the literary heroines that have inspired her. 
Her literary heroines included Jane Eyre, Jo March from 'Little Women', Ifemelu from 'Americanah', Katniss Everdeen from 'The Hunger Games' and Celie from 'The Colour Purple'. 

Jane Eyre

Katniss Everdeen 

Fiction is packed full of strong women from the fearless to the fearsome. The Green Party’s MP for Brighton, Pavilion, Caroline Lucas reveals the 10 best women in literature

to read the full article, follow the link below

Pinocchio - stop frame animation

Over the holidays, I worked on this short stop-motion film 
with the animator Carmen Bromfield Mason.
to view the hi-res version, go to 

above: paper cut-outs that didn't make it into the final film 
above: template for the fox
        the fox and the cat
gold coins

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

'Su Blackwell Book Sculptures' on Offer at Special Discounted Price

Su Blackwell Book Sculptures 
 Su Blackwell Book Sculptures is the only monograph cataloging Blackwell's work. 
Contains an interview with the artist, and 84 beautiful photographs. 
 Case bound, hard back, with gold foil stamp to cover. 

Available Online Shop 
and Amazon 

Customer Reviews: 'Exquisite, inspired and inspiring. Magical. Perfectly executed'. 

 'After a long day at work I came home to find your 'Book Sculptures' had arrived. How lovely to sit down and be transported into another world and actually be mesmerised by your beautiful work, the quality of the book, the photographs and the wonderful written explanations.' 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Talk and Workshop - 14th February at Wayword Festival, Chester


Su Blackwell: Paper-Cut Art Workshop 

at  The WayWord Festival, Chester 14th February 

Sunday 14th February, 2:00 – 4:30pm
Chester Town Hall

In this workshop artist Su Blackwell will lead you through the design stages to make your very own paper-cut art-work! You will upcycle the text and illustrations from old books to create a 3-dimensional paper-cut model displayed inside a wooden box frame.
Su Blackwell is an artist working predominantly within the realm of paper and books. Su has exhibited her sculptures around the world, and has also illustrated books, designed fabric for Liberty London, created theatre set designs and turned her hand to art-direction for commercials. 

Su is also at WayWord telling us all about her new book Sleeping Beauty Theatre.

: For more details, and to book your place for the talk, go to
To book a place on the workshop, go to

Exercise Book Bundle

Available Online Shop ~ £6.00

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Courtesy of Read It Daddy Blog

A review of The Sleeping Beauty Theatre Book from

The Sleeping Beauty Theatre by Su Blackwell and Corina Fletcher (Thames and Hudson)
Here's a fascinating take on a classic fairy tale where you can literally take control of the story yourself. A brilliant and innovative new retelling of the classic "Sleeping Beauty"
You may be forgiven for thinking you'd seen just about every possible version there is of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty, but how about a version where children can become producer, director and actor in their own stunning production of the tale?
"The Sleeping Beauty Theatre" is a fabulously presented miniature theatre complete with scenery, props, characters and a story book so children can really immerse themselves in putting on a brilliant play.
Charlotte wasted no time in taking out all the tiny pieces that come with this brilliant book and playset!
The set folds out easily into the base for your theatre, and each of the components is made of sturdy cardboard, with a rather unique art style making things look like they're made out of classic snippets of fairy tale books themselves.
Grandmas and Grandads might remember toy theatre sets like this from when they were children, and it's a fantastic idea to bring these back in book form.
Time to put together a brilliant stage show!
Once Charlotte picked up the idea of how to slot in scenery (and swap between scenes) and manipulate the characters and props, it was time for the grand production! What a brilliant way to present a new version of the story, and obviously Charlotte's smile says it all - this was a huge hit!
Brilliant fun, and definitely a great idea!