Day 10 – a good day for working with children

I had another day making books today but with a couple of groups of children instead of on my lonesome. Their energy was such a tonic and the day just flew by. I was really chuffed to receive this ‘thank you’ note from Linda Fryer and the children she looks after…

After I left the park I returned to the house all the artists are sharing in Briercliffe and it was good to have some catch-up time talking to the others. We’ve all been so busy being out and about for the past week that days can pass where we hardly see one another. It seems that we are all starting to get into our work a little deeper and beginning to unravel intriguing strands to follow and weave with.

It’s been good to sit and edit some film this evening. The interviews I’ve captured are of a much more ‘documentary’ style than my usual dreamy super abstractions! But the people I’ve met are so interesting, passionate and colourful that there are no special effects needed!

At the end of my day today I met a lady called Isabel Butler whom I’ve heard about for days as she is quite an eccentric character and someone with an immense amount of knowledge about local history, wildlife and social changes. Isabel is also a poet and a bloody good one too. We are meeting again tomorrow to visit the Conservatory, in order to develop some creative writing about ‘her’ plight.


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