Moby Dick

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At my school I have organised a competition for students and teachers to make a new book cover for the classic Moby Dick.   This came about as I wanted a ebook edition of the book and was dismayed to just see an awful plain cover with the name and author.    It is just a bit of fun and a competition for the artistically inclined and I decided to share  my entry on my blog, obviously I cannot win but all entries will be displayed.   The above is my attempt and I am a pleased with how it came out. 🙂    I have also ordered another copy of the book featuring the Rockwell Kent woodcuts which I know are lovely and I am looking forward to reading it with them included.

Lavenham Art Festival

I have just come back from the Lavenham Art Festival and really enjoyed being out and seeing some lovely things.  I especially got a thrill in the Wildlife Art Gallery where I saw the amazing work of Andrew Haslen.   Little Cat asked the owner of the gallery  if he could have his photo taken with some of the art and here it is.  Little Cat is a little fuzzy, but it was more important to get the art in focus reflections and all.

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I purchased a book from the gallery  called “The Winter Hare” which is by Andrew Haslen and have only just put it down to do this blog post.   It is a wonderful book and hares and fabulous artwork abound throughout. 

 

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I saw some other artists working in the market place.,  the women above were spinning wool and had quite a gathering around them.

I also saw another artist making a life size sculpture of a horse, below are the two photographs which I took of this.

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History’s Alive at Linton

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Some pictures from the History’s Alive event which took place in Linton on the 4th May 2014.   It was a beautiful day and we had a host of fantastic things..   Redcoats,  WW1 Trench complete with a British and French soldier.  Land Girls serving tea and cake and lots  more.  It was a brilliant day and was the start of the Linton Children’s Book Festival 2014.   I hope you like the pictures.

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Red Coats camped at the bottom of Camping Close

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The march to the Camping Close

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Musket Drill –  The fog of war

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Tea and Cake

 

Linton Children’s Book Festival

Yesterday I was at the Linton Children’s Book Festival,  it was a full on amazing day.    I met lots of authors and particularly liked this photo I took of William Hussey with a spider familiar.  He engaged a full room of children on the subject of witch finding and it was truly fascinating.   He has written lots of books but mainly discussed the “Witchfinder” books which he has written.   I will be back there today and looking forward to it

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