Mother’s Day

Lovely Mother’s Day yesterday with fab daughter in the sunshine.  Even got a cup of tea in bed!  Here she is last summer with friendly hound.

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Sally Kindberg’s creative workshops

Here I am hatching dinosaurs (as you do), and encouraging others to draw and tell stories, often using sequential narratives.  This was in China, but it could be anywhere! I’m passionate about getting others, whatever age, to gain confidence in their visual and written abilities through taking part in my workshops.  And to have fun of course …

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Geese

 

Last week to physio again at the Royal Free Hospital and discovered one of my knee problems was apparently due to strained goose foot (aka pes anserinus) tendon, as well as from recovering torn cartilage.  Funnily enough had just finished another pencil rough for a new commission (more about this soon) and a goose was involved.  As I was coming home three geese flew low overhead, chatting loudly to each other, heading northeast from nearby Regents Park.

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Sally Kindberg’s live drawing at Artis event

On March 14th to the Free Word Centre to do live drawing and give a talk about my work at a fantastic Artis Teach Meet event.  So impressed by huge amounts of energy from members of Artis who have alternative names btw, such as whoop, babble, oompah and chime.  The physical maths was amazing … seeing everyone use parts of their bodies to make numbers and sums etc … gosh!  The event was fuelled by much enthusiasm, positivity and … biscuits.

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Sally Kindberg’s workshops at Avondale Park Primary School


Spring is here at the moment, and what better way to spend a spring day than hatching a few dodos, and drawing monsters at four workshops with enthusiastic and delightful children at Avondale Park Primary School .  None of whom were  monsters btw.

One of the children’s classroom topics is about endangered species. I wondered if the class would like to bring an extinct species to life?  I had dodo eggs to hatch, and the class was soon busy cutting these out and glueing the opening shell so a variety of young dodos could hop out.  There were a few multiple births, and many appropriately unusual sound effects.

The other workshops were monster related so I brought along my book Draw It! Monsters and asked the classes to draw the monsters they’d like to be, and to suggest some vile activities for the monsters’ school timetable, and draw items for monsters’ lunch menus.

Pinching, making horrid smells and ruining someone’s birthday party were on the monsters’ school curriculum, and stinky socks, sick and slime smoothies featured on their menus.  The children’s ideas and drawings were impressive – and suitably disgusting!

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My comic strip for Draw The Line Comics

‘Make sure your children are reading books and watching movies that present a diverse range of characters, and expose them to worlds outside their own …’

My brief for new website Draw The Line, over 100 comic strips by different artists, each illustrating political actions that anyone can make to effect change.

 

 

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Sally Kindberg and robots


 

This week to the London Science Museum‘s brilliant Robot exhibition full of mechanical delights as well as hoards of over-excited school children. Ate ‘nuts and bolts’ from a robot tub at the cafe and pondered artificial intelligence.  Will be going back.  Some of my ninety or so robots approved of the catalogue (I think). Now re-reading I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.  Clank whirr etc.

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Sally Kindberg in Dorset

Lovely to see snowdrops en route to the wild Dorset coast, where stormy winds and rough seas battered the coast.  Stayed again in the mermaid house before the owners move, and had a look round Linzi West‘s studio before that moves too.

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Maps, and feeling restless

Just a hint of spring and I’m feeling restless already, as I sorted out some of the maps I drew for the Independent’s Weekend Walk series, quite a while ago but still enjoy them, especially Cat Bells/Derwent Water.  Two years ago after running workshops for Keswick’s Pencil Museum, would sit having an early evening picnic on the shores of Derwent Water opposite Cat Bells.  Heaven.

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Worry of the week 1/UFOs

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