Sometimes you know you need help. You know what your skill set is and, more importantly sometimes, what it isn’t. I have never been able to draw or paint – it’s one of the main reasons I took up photography.
The LimbBofoundation has come a long way in a short space of time and we have many projects ongoing. The book for children was an idea that we needed help to achieve. I’ve written the story and I have friends helping me to shape it. We put out an appeal for an artist to help us. Amie from Darton asked the question ‘why don’t you get pupils to illustrate it?’ Never one to miss out on an opportunity (and we love a good project!) I went into Darton College to ask for help.
I was encouraged that the pupils all said yes of course we will help but had no idea what I would get. I left them with lots of photographs and the story outline.
I walked into Darton College today and burst into tears! Look what greeted me.
Look how amazing and how thoughtful. A whole range of skills, ideas, understanding and a sea of smiling faces. These pupils are year 10! What can I say? Education is about educating the whole child – not a cliche in this case, these pupils have empathised and offered their skills.
I’m not sure yet how or where we will get this book edited – but I do know that we WILL.
(any offers of help gratefully received!)
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, often people will help willingly but don’t know what you need. Thank You Year 10 x
More oil and water!
Sunday stroll around YSP.
The images posted today were taken last night. I was really proud to see the finished art work of year 8 pupils from Darton being displayed at Barnsley Civic. The work is amazing, the pupils and parents were justifiably proud. Alongside this I feel I have made two wonderful friends in Michelle Stables Clarke the artist that inspired this work and Amie Hudson the teacher who had the vision and then worked tirelessly to see it through!
The header image is the light installation at the side of the Civic – no tripod so it’s an ‘abstract’ shot 🙂 x
I woke up this morning to a text telling me that one of my photos from Monday (see 19th Jan post) was in the Yorkshire post! Thank you to Michelle Clarke Stables.
Following that I went to drop some discs off at the Hepworth Gallery – beautiful morning and a beautiful setting.
If you look at the post from 12th January you will see that I have been working with Amie Hudson from Darton college and Michelle Clarke Stables to document the amazing portraits that year 8 pupils are producing. These will be exhibited at The Civic in Barnsley from 6th February. This morning we had a meeting with David who is in charge of this wonderful space. More photos of this when the exhibition opens.
Over the past few months I have been working with Amie in the art department at Darton college and with artist Michelle Clarke Stables. It is actually wrong to call this work as it is amazing to work with wonderful people and see pupils so engrossed in their work.
This work will be exhibited along with photographs at Barnsley Civic in February.