Author Archives: SallyK

Sally Kindberg’s House of Dreams workshop at Swedenborg House

Where would you keep your magic numbers?  In your paper House of Dreams of course! Just one of the many inventive drawings made on St Valentines Day this week during another workshop at Swedenborg House.  If you had a little … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s workshops at London Zoo

If you can’t wear a pair of special ears while you’re working at London Zoo then when can you?  Last week I was invited to run two visual narrative aka comic strip STORY workshops with Zoo staff, as part of … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg and the New Year

2024 started with a bit of a drama.  Laryngitis turned into a rather vile throat infection (epiglottitis) which meant I couldn’t breathe/swallow/speak.  After a difficult night I managed to get to A&E early in the morning – can’t remember how … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg and a bit of live drawing in London’s Limehouse

  Recently I very briefly joined a friend, Bridget Marzo, at a Half Moon Children’s Theatre Festival, where she was promoting her next children’s book, and joined her and families drawing on the floor.  A very small person drew my … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg and a glimpse of childhood

A glimpse of childhood, originally part of Stranger, a work-in-progress but quite possibly in another form or even another story.  Struwwelpeter was a big early influence.  And the Grimm Brothers.

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Sally Kindberg at The Great British Colouring Book launch

Last week was the launch of The Great British Colouring Book at the Cartoon Museum.  The book was a brilliant idea by the Professional Cartoonists Organisation and 38degrees, an antidote to mean spirited governmental banning of images welcoming children at … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg, Doctor Who’s 60th birthday and TARDIS dust

Happy 60th Birthday to Doctor Who!  Ten years ago a very kind Doctor Who production manager sent me an Encyclopedia Gallifreya bottle containing an impressive amount of dust from the TARDIS. By chance this arrived on my birthday.  A tiny … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg and sloths

It’s funny how the same images and interests pop up again and again in my work over the years! This rather battered copy of ‘Fascinating Facts’ was one of four published by Grafton Books (part of Collins) when my daughter … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg and the Triola

A few weeks ago while looking for something else entirely I discovered my daughter’s old Triola, a musical instrument made by C.A.Seydel Sohne, a kind of melodica made for children.  What a delight! To avoid annoying my upstairs neighbours, I … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s House of Dreams workshop again at Swedenborg House again

Last week, once again, eighteenth century polymath Emanuel Swedenborg‘s summer house inspired another workshop event at Swedenborg House. His summer house is in the grounds of Skansen, Stockholm, which I visited when very young. Above, a rough drawing before drawing … Continue reading

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