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Wisdom from a 12 year old.

Another letter for Cardiff library. With so many libraries threatened with closure I think we should all write to our libraries and our councillors, so that the libraries know we value them and the councillors understand that they might not … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Violin: It’s the twists that make the pattern beautiful.

The Devil’s Violin, one of the very best British storytelling teams combining music and story in an evening that will take you away from where you are, paint pictures so that they dance in your mind’s eye, weave you in … Continue reading

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Haverfordwest Library: ‘temporarily relocated.’

A library, the heart of a town. At one time libraries held archives on local history, easily accessible. At one time Haverfordwest had a library with a gallery space attached. The building also housed the school libraries book collection. Haverfordwest is … Continue reading

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Feathered. Tentative steps.

At some point in the future I will be having an exhibition of work with Catherine Hyde. Not sure where yet, but as soon as I know I will post date and venue. The show is to be called ‘Feathered’ … Continue reading

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Love letter to libraries: no , From Karin

It was suggested that Cathy Cassidy and I make templates so that people can easily write letters in support of the libraries in Cardiff, Liverpool and beyond. I think that the weight of letters can be powerful. But what we … Continue reading

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The Future of Libraries.

Last year I visited Cardiff Central Library for a meeting with librarians and publishers to present and showcase future books. I was supposed to be ‘selling’ Something About a Bear” in 5 minutes, but found myself instead saying thank you … Continue reading

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The Future of Publishing.

Ursula Le Guin gave a speech when collecting her Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at this year’s National Book Awards. She says in so few words what I have been trying to put into words for so long. She … Continue reading

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Christmas. Jigsaws. Books.

Over Christmas lots of people sent me pictures of their jigsaws and books they had received. Lovely to see where they get to. And lovely to hear how many jigsaws were done. So, if you have pictures send them to … Continue reading

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Tattered wings; or scraperboard in progress.

   When I was young I loved Tarka the Otter, by Henry Williamson, illustrated by Tunnicliffe. Also My Friend Flicka by Mary o’Hara, also by Tunnicliffe and also using scraperboard as a medium. The text for A Hole in the … Continue reading

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Studio

  Working in my studio, finding peregrines in the scraperboard, tidying up, while Mary and Little p read Mister Finch’s beautiful book. My hare arrived. She’s beautiful. From Mike Gadd. I need to draw her. I need to paint her. … Continue reading

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