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March 5, 2014 at 6:15pm
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World Book Day

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World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and reading. It is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books marked in over 100 countries.

On  the 6th of March, children of all ages come together to appreciate books and reading.

The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. But the two are no Longer as connected as…

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February 25, 2014 at 12:19am
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I’m not known for painting animals, it has to be said. It took a long time to accept that I could draw and paint animals that look like humans , mainly because I got hung up on the word that describes this process; Anthropomorphism.

Or, perhaps I couldn’t let myself enjoy considering the possibility.  The work I do is mainly about people and objects and how they interact. I spent a lot of time doing that.  But, as every day is a learning day, last year seemed like the perfect time to start focusing on a new skill – two new skills, actually; creating animal characters and then creating stories where they could be free. Creating them in my own way  is like cutting through a thick jungle with a blunt blade and maybe one day things will start to come together.

It’s taken all this time to believe, understand and get excited about this new process. Here are a few from the sketchbooks. All of these characters have made their way in to a book idea with the working title ‘Norton’s Nose Knows’… I’ll leave it at that for now!

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Animals? Me? I’m not known for painting animals, it has to be said. It took a long time to accept that I could draw and paint animals that look like humans , mainly because I got hung up on the word that describes this process; 

February 1, 2014 at 7:56pm
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Chicken is on its wayWhat a short month it has been!  It’s been a few weeks of behind the scenes work: So I have a…View Post

Chicken is on its way

What a short month it has been!  It’s been a few weeks of behind the scenes work: So I have a…

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January 13, 2014 at 12:21am
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Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a…

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December 1, 2013 at 12:26am
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Chicken!

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It’s been an incredible few months.I’ve been slowly and steadily heading back to doing books full-time and it hasn’t been easy at all.

The plan was to return to the days when there were only  books and book ideas on my work list. I have a couple of…

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August 4, 2013 at 6:18pm
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All this stuff about me being a controversial stand-up talking about race and gender politics are just labels that people have thrown on me. Left to my own devices I’d want to talk about other things, but I can’t because white people in this country are a little too self-congratulatory about being above it all, and I can’t let it go.

— Reginald D Hunter, comedian, writing in the Independent

July 31, 2013 at 12:49am
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Zimbabwe votes for a new president on 31/07/2013. This is for them

Zimbabwe votes for a new president on 31/07/2013. This is for them

July 7, 2013 at 12:33am
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Every European intelligence service, every Asian intelligence service, wherever there’s an intelligence service, here’s one thing they’re going to be doing: they’re going to be trying to understand the world better, and what’s going on in capitals around the world. If that weren’t the case, then there would be no need for an intelligence service. I guarantee you that in European capitals there are people who are interested in… if not what I had for breakfast, then what my talking points might be should I end up meeting with their leaders.

—  Barack Obama, commenting on the recent relations that the USA is spying on its allies.

May 3, 2013 at 4:48pm
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Documentary Series Profiles Contemporary African Photographers →

Alison Zavos, featureshoot.com

Al Jazeera English has produced a six episode documentary series, The New African Photography, that explores the current photography climate in Africa. This first episode profiles Invisible Borders, a non-profit organization that embarks on…

January 6, 2013 at 12:19am
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I’ll close my eyes, then I won’t see
The love you don’t feel when you’re holding me
Morning will come and I’ll do what’s right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

— Bonnie Raitt I Can’t Make You Love Me
Songwriters: REID, MICHAEL / SHAMBLIN, ALLEN

(Source: lyricsfreak.com)