Sunday, 29 March 2015
In a game like pin the tail on the donkey, yesterday's first party task was to make mice to feed the cheshire cat, with googly eyes and ribbon tails.The task was to get it as close to his gold filling as possible, and one girl was right on target.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) had illustrated it and it is a magical find, I really love her visions of this story, originally published in 1959.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
"Color and its application remain the focal point of my work. Textile design devices such as block print, ikat and repeats are also prevalent here. However, in the current work, pattern is disrupted; partially obliterated in some areas, completely articulated in others. Mark and imagery are developed through an indirect method of ghosting colors and line fragments. This layering and attention to stroke, produce a lustrous and complex surface, open to interpretation.” Kusana Ogg
Monday, 23 March 2015
Sunday, 22 March 2015
In the summer of 1862, a mathematician named Charles Dodgson (1832-1898) entertained the three daughters of Henry Liddell; Lorina, Alice and Edith while they were rowing on the Isis.
Alice liddell at the time was 10 years old and loved the story so much that Charles went away and started to write it up. In November 1864 Charles delivered the manuscript to the little girl with 37 illustrations, under the alias of Lewis Carroll.
Today the manuscript is one of the treasures of the British Library of London.
Maria Bubleva, Lewis Carroll "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice in Wonderland"
Vladivostok published by Far East Publishing House in 1989 (Thank you). I love the
dream like colours and textures of these illustrations, but unfortunately can find no other works by Maria Bubleva.
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Freya's Birthday and so we have been working on her Birthday wall.
This year the theme is Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts is taking center stage with some fabulous thin scarlet lips. It still has a way to go and so I think we will spend most of the weekend on it and planning an Alice in Wonderland style tea party.
Have a great weekend.
Friday, 20 March 2015
It perfectly illustrates why I love shadow puppets, they are so simple and yet there is a magic when you play with light, build flimsy shadows to weave into stories and dramas of fragile humanity.
Robert Allsopp initially studied theater design before apprenticing himself for three years to Martin Adams a jewelry prop maker, now Robert runs a diverse set/ costume and prop studio.
Thank you James Dorward.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Inspired by Christian Boltanski yesterday we had a little bit of a paper challenge day which was great and there was a lot of laughter. I made a few examples in my lunch hour. Half way through the first one this 1917 illustration of Shockheaded Peter came to mind, and so that is what I ended up with.
Der Struwwelpeter 1845 is a German book by Heinrich Hoffmann, comprised of ten cautionary tales for children.