I have spent days on five of the six mobile libraries now (I still have to blog and draw my day with Victoria from Ormskirk Library and will be heading out with Clive from Whalley Library in a few weeks). These initial drawings were very much a way of me exploring themes and ideas, of … Continue reading It takes more than a drawing to get the full picture
Moments from a day with Gary in the most northerly parts of Lancashire.
I am so glad I decided to make a drawing for each of the mobile libraries in the County. These aren't the final illustrations, but have given me the opportunity to reflect on my time on the libraries and develop visual ideas. I can also see my drawing improve with each one, which is making … Continue reading Day 3 Drawing
For my fourth day on the road I met Gary at Heysham Library and we set off into some stunning countryside and picturesque villages including Wray and Wennington. Thank you Gary for making me feel so welcome. We started putting the world to rights around 9.30am and took it from there. If you want to … Continue reading Day 4 – Beautiful!
I met Mike at Clayton Brook Library for my third day on the Mobile Libraries. I was surprised when Mike said we were setting off to Preston City Centre. When I had thought about the locations that the libraries would visit I had not imagined we would head to the city, but Mike specifically chose … Continue reading Day 3 – To The Metropolis!
Following each day on the different mobile libraries I decided I wanted to make something that celebrated some of the people, experiences and locations of the day. I tried a folded book, but I really wasn't happy with it, so spent some time creating this drawing. I am much happier with this, and whilst it … Continue reading Drawing Brierfield and Beyond
After just two days out on the road with the mobile libraries in Lancashire I can tell that every day is going to be different, and I guess that's what is so special about them. For my second day out I was with Glenys, beginning at Garstang Library then off out to Glasson Dock. … Continue reading On The Road (Day Two)
Last night, Lancashire Libraries tweeted a link to this book to me and asked if I had read it. I hadn't, but it's now on order and I am really looking forward to it. I have a real fondness for those films they show at Christmas where there's a child/children, usually a dead parent, … Continue reading Books About Mobile Libraries
I had never noticed how different the cover and spine image is on books specifically targeted at women. Pastel covers and images of children or women predominate, fonts are rounder and there's more blending of colours. I have spent a lot of time in libraries over the years, but the proximity of the shelves to … Continue reading I had never noticed…