Category Archives: Sketchbooks

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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Sally Kindberg’s Knee Diary

Thanks to NHS and kind friends and family I’m on my feet (both of them) again …

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Sally Kindberg’s Evening Standard feature about Elf School in Iceland.

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and ghosts and all things strange wander the neighbourhood – some of them not even in costume.  I’ve drawn many of them, and even written and illustrated a book about them .  In 2000 … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes in 3 specimen preservation departments of the Natural History Museum, London

The Grant Museum‘s annual outing for 2016 was a visit behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum in some of its specimen preservation departments,  guided by six experts in their field.  We were divided up into groups of about ten, including Jack Ashby … Continue reading

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10 pages of interesting things – notebooks June and July 2016

June and July seem to have been a busy month for me, with travel, workshops, visits and investigations … and more to come as it’s still July …

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Weekend visit to Lyme Regis, Dorset weekend

It wasn’t surprising the floor of my room sloped and creaked – the house was partly constructed of ancient ships’ timbers, and one windy night it felt like my bedroom was straining at its moorings.  My room was scented by a vase … Continue reading

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Margate – Dreamland, Wall of Death and Turner’s paintbox

  Visit to the seaside and Turner Contemporary to see Grayson Perry again, distracted by JMW Turner‘s paintbox crammed with everything an artist might need including a spot of morphia to treat a pesky stomach ache.  As I had one at … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s visit to Keswick in the Lake District.

Last week I ran three days of workshops at Keswick’s quirky and fascinating Pencil Museum (see previous blog post) housed in what had been the pencil factory’s canteen.  The empty factory still stands, looking very dilapidated – pencils are produced in a different part of Cumbria now … Continue reading

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Solar eclipse, Primrose Hill, March 20th 2015

Joined hundreds of people walking up Primrose Hill this morning to view an exciting eclipse that just didn’t seem to happen, or if it did we didn’t notice. Desperate press photographers perked up when they saw the number of inventive … Continue reading

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Notebook report December 2014 Moorfields Hospital

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