Saturday, 21 November 2009

The End (And they all lived happily ever after...)

Well that's it folks! The exhibition is now down but we had a great time and it seems that everyone loved it (at least that's what we're taking the teeth-marks in the artwork to mean!). It was a real challenge to produce something that children would really be able to interact with and Cate and I enjoyed a great number of coffees whilst sat in the Storytelling Centre's Cafe watching visitors get to grips with the characters and props!

Thanks to everyone involved and to the Centre for having us! Cate and I are planning another exhibition for next year's festival so watch this space!

Stortyelling Pick & Mix Workshop

On July 17th Cate and I took part in a workshop with a group of lovely children and a professional storyteller, Beth Cross. Beth told us some wonderful stories to get everyone warmed up and then Cate and I got involved with various felt tip pens and some inspirational ideas from the little ones!

The whole event was a great success and everyone had fun, adults and children alike! We produced some great artwork and answered various questions from our audience (including a surprised little girl who didn't know that drawing pictures could be a career option- she was convinced I'd not been to school and so had been forced to follow this career path!).

Friday, 3 July 2009

Exhibition D-Day!

The day of reckoning finally arrived as Cate and I headed for the Storytelling Centre laden with illustrations, double-sided tape, scissors, coloured card and a ton of blu tac. We managed to pick the hottest day of the year so far (30 degrees in Edinburgh!) as we cut, glued, stuck and adjusted various things until we were finally satisfied. It's all people up so please go take a look and let us know what you think!

The start of the day, hundreds of cut out characters and letters and lots of sticky tape and blu tac!

Cate and Vicki get sticking!

The boxes of characters are put in place and we're ready to go!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Not long now folks!

The prints have arrived, the lettering is being cut out and we're getting ready for a big foamboard-and-spraymount session!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

One of the backgrounds in progress...

...and I think it's working well. Interesting to see if we can get our two very different styles to blend on the same page. We're always up for a challenge!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Latest Characters and Animals

Hooray, I have finished all my characters, animals and objects, as has Vicki. Phew! Now we are going to work on the backgrounds, and all the final details of everything else for the exhibition. Not long to go now! It's really exciting to be in the last few weeks before we install everything; wait til you see our ideas!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Fresh off the drawing table today!

One month to go! Aaargh!