Posts Tagged Sara Fanelli

the onion’s great escape

THERE is an ONION trapped in the BOOK!

And Sara Fanelli is the one to set up the escape.

“For a while I had the idea of a book of just questions….”   

She likes onions, you can tell.

Onions that are people, people that are onions.

Here’s one (not escaped) from another book:

IF you think of an ELEPHANT how BIG is your thought?

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sara fanellii and company

The Guardian has a series on great illustrators. Here’s Sarah Fanelli:

Sara Fanelli’s originality has brought a breath of fresh air to the world of British picture books. With an off-beat sense of humour and an inventive approach to everything from page design and typography to choice of materials…

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The artists in the other Great Children’s Illustrators series are also all brilliant stars in the world of children’s books:

John Burningham

Satoshi Kitamura

Michael Foreman

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the TRUTH is rarely PURE and NEVER SIMPLE

“These THINGS NEVER HAPPENED, but ARE AlWAys.”

                     Sallust, quoted by the chapter on MYTH in Sara Fanelli in Sometimes I think, Sometimes I am
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple
Sara Fanelli

I picked up this book of Mythological Monsters by Sara Fanelli.

N had used it with her Year 2 class. They just needed lots of pictures of eyes and some stories of monsters and they created their own monsters.

“I might use a piece of paper, perhaps one with curious stains or marks on it, or a sweet wrapper or a piece of my Grandmother’s writing – a shopping list for example. I enjoy printmaking, particularly etching, and sometimes I’ll cut up the prints and use them in my collages. Every object has a story behind it to be relayed or reinvented. Handwriting in an unexpected context is very evocative. I create the different textures in my work by sprinkling the surface with things like sugar, lentils, spaghetti and rice.”



See too: Sara Fanelli – a life in pictures at The Guardian

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