Both magazines featured Lindsay McDonagh‘s fox artwork, which I love – I see a pair of foxes any night I’m out after dark on our street in Bristol, and Lindsay brings them perfectly to life!
Fancy a new bit of artwork for your wall? Or something a bit different to give at Christmas this year? All the prints from our collaborative Feathers & Fur show are for sale.
Ten of my haiku – short, three-line poems – have been brought to life for this colourful exhibition (currently at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol). From squirrels to robins, foxes to pet cats, butterflies to toads – the show looks at the animals you might find on Bristol’s parks and streets.
The ten illustrated poems will be on display until December 29. Entry is free – and the Tobacco Factory has good food and drinks menus to keep you fed and watered while you look at artwork on show.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out my collaborative exhibition at Bristol bar Grain Barge, there’s still time.
The ten illustrated poems will be on display until October 11, and then will move to The Snug at The Tobacco Factory from November 3 to December 29. Entry is free – both venues have good food and drinks menus to keep you fed and watered while you look at artwork on show.
It’s been a busy month and it has been great to be featured in various local and online news outlets for some of my projects.
This week HoldtheFrontPage, a news website focussing on the regional press, ran an article about my upcoming WriteClub workshop as part of the Bristol Festival of Literature.
In it I spoke to them about how I hope the workshop will do a little bit of good for local newspapers – and how your local rag can be a rich source of story ideas as a writer.
The workshop is on October 20 at Paper Arts in Bristol. More details here.
For anyone who can’t make it to Grain Barge or the Tobacco Factory in Bristol to see our Feathers & Fur exhibition of illustrated poems, the online shop is now live.
If you’d like to buy prints of any of the limited edition prints on show in the exhibition, they are available in A4, A3 and A2 for between £35 and £80.
I’m pretty sure most of us living in Bristol – or any city – have got some local foxes rummaging through the bins at night. Lindsay has done a brilliant job of portraying the fox in my haiku.
The next Bristol artist from my exhibition that I’d like to mention is Amy Timms.
Her illustration of a dog leaping through the air to catch a frisbee is perfectly matched to the haiku I wrote about man’s best friend.
Next up: it’s Laurie Stansfield. She has done such a fun piece of artwork to go with my haiku about a tomcat prowling after dark – I smile every time I see it.
I first saw Rosanna’s work on the cover of the The Bristol Short Story Prize anthology in 2014, and was really glad to get her on board for this project. She interpreted my poem about a Peacock butterfly beautifully. Just looking at this artwork makes me feel relaxed (and want to go skinny dipping).