Illustrator – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:26:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://schlammpeitziger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Illustrator – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ 32 32 RiverScene Magazine | Homeschooled Young Artist Surprises With Quirky Animation https://schlammpeitziger.com/riverscene-magazine-homeschooled-young-artist-surprises-with-quirky-animation/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:26:29 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/riverscene-magazine-homeschooled-young-artist-surprises-with-quirky-animation/ By Nicole Matheson Many talented artists call Lake Havasu home, some that RiverScene has already featured. Today, one of the youngest came forward to share her budding skills with the community. Meet Rexy Carnal, 11, animator, illustrator, character designer and voice actress. Carnal is a home-schooled student who loves animals and of course, art. Her […]]]>

By Nicole Matheson

Many talented artists call Lake Havasu home, some that RiverScene has already featured.

Today, one of the youngest came forward to share her budding skills with the community. Meet Rexy Carnal, 11, animator, illustrator, character designer and voice actress.

Carnal is a home-schooled student who loves animals and of course, art. Her mother, Michelle Carnal, said her daughter “…has been drawing since she can hold a pencil”.

A look around her room shows much of her art displayed on the walls in varying styles. But Carnal has developed a style of its own.

Artist Rexy Carnal shows off some of his animation art. Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene

“I think I really started getting into art when I was 8 years old,” recalls Carnal. “Because I kept drawing different characters. It finally got to the point where I’m just doing what I’m doing now.

What she does now is create hundreds of characters, some drawn in her sketchbook, but others she is able to animate on her iPad, bringing them to life with movement.

Carnal says most of the characters are personal right now, but she has plans for them in the future. In particular in the form of animation and story on YouTube, Tik Tok and Instagram, which she has been doing for about three years. In her spare time, she always draws, either her own characters or those of her friends, or even sometimes fan art.

During the pandemic, Carnal and his mother founded an organization called Animation Group, where Carnal received a full scholarship for the first semester of online tuition based on his work. This is how the animation process began for Carnal. During class, she helped create a student version of “The Jungle Book,” and she even voiced the peacock for the project.

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Work by Rexy Carnal. Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene

His work has generated a lot of interest. Although Carnal says she still doesn’t know in what capacity she would like to work as an artist, she is already making progress in that direction. She hosted a commercial for a book author, which was her first paid job. Currently, Carnal has been commissioned to animate the music video of an alternative rock band. Everyday Slave saw some of Carnal’s work in a Pixar-themed class she took and was quick to ask if she’d be up for the project of their song, “Into the Blue.”

Over the past two months, Carnal has been working on creating two characters, a story, and of course an animated finished product. She and her mother hope to see the video released after the first of the year. With his mother’s support and planning, Carnal is almost done.

Animation artwork by Rexy Carnal. Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene

Carnal was able to attend an animation exhibition in October organized by LightBox Animation Studios, where she met several professionals in the field, including the Bancroft Brothers, Whitney Pollett and Chris Sanders. Because of her work, Carnal received two three-day passes to the event, where she met other industry experts from DreamWorks, Nickelodeon and more.

A bit quiet and certainly humble, Carnal shared some drawings from her sketchbook with RiverScene and some “goofy animations” she made. With her own unique style, the support of her family and now even the professional world, Carnal hopes to be ready for an extraordinary future in art.

Support Rexy Carnal’s work by visiting his Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@animationsbyrexy

Rexy Charnel art Lake Havasu

Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene

Animations by Rexy Carnal Lake Havasu

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Bagpuss Illustrator’s Art Group Organizes First Post-Covid Exhibition https://schlammpeitziger.com/bagpuss-illustrators-art-group-organizes-first-post-covid-exhibition/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/bagpuss-illustrators-art-group-organizes-first-post-covid-exhibition/ VARIOUS MEDIA: Tracey Hull and Linda Birch with the Hamsterley Studio Group The group’s upcoming two-day exhibition A STUDIO will feature the work they have created throughout the year.Members of studio group Hamsterley, led by renowned artist and illustrator Linda Birch, are preparing to show their work in the party hall later this month.Ms Birch, […]]]>
VARIOUS MEDIA: Tracey Hull and Linda Birch with the Hamsterley Studio Group

The group’s upcoming two-day exhibition A STUDIO will feature the work they have created throughout the year.
Members of studio group Hamsterley, led by renowned artist and illustrator Linda Birch, are preparing to show their work in the party hall later this month.
Ms Birch, famous for illustrating the television series Bagpuss, started the group after moving to the area with her husband in 1999. The group started out with around eight members and now has 15 regulars who travel from all over the area to to assist. The group meets in the village hall and covers subjects such as still life, abstract art and animals in different mediums such as oils, pastels, watercolors and Ms. Birch’s collages.
This is only the second time the group has held an exhibition of their work in the village.
The first was before the pandemic.
Ms Birch said: “There will be a great variety of work because we used a different medium each time. They are all different interpretations of a subject and the idea is to expand people’s abilities.
Tracey Hull, one of the band’s original members, said: “It’s a lovely band and Linda really helps us put our skills to good use.
The two-day exhibition takes place on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 and will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and there will be refreshments available for donation, which will go to charity.
The works of art selected in the exhibition will be on sale.

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DeviantArt’s new AI generator angers artists who promise, but fail to protect creators’ rights https://schlammpeitziger.com/deviantarts-new-ai-generator-angers-artists-who-promise-but-fail-to-protect-creators-rights/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:21:43 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/deviantarts-new-ai-generator-angers-artists-who-promise-but-fail-to-protect-creators-rights/ Since its launch in 2000, DeviantArt has become one of the most popular internet platforms for artists to upload and share artwork. Then, in a single day, the company did a lot to destroy the value of two decades of goodwill and community building. The uproar arrived with the rollout of DeviantArt’s DreamUp, an AI […]]]>

Since its launch in 2000, DeviantArt has become one of the most popular internet platforms for artists to upload and share artwork. Then, in a single day, the company did a lot to destroy the value of two decades of goodwill and community building.

The uproar arrived with the rollout of DeviantArt’s DreamUp, an AI image-generating tool it created alongside Stable Diffusion and integrated into its platform on Nov. 9. Upon release, every artwork on the platform was available to DreamUp. Deviants, as the platform calls its users, were furious, a feeling further compounded by the requirement to opt out of AI datasets – one job at a time – with the platform claiming faster options were too complicated and technical to implement. Many of DeviantArt’s more than 60 million registered members have thousands of uploaded works.

Less than 12 hours later, critics forced a rollback, with the company announcing in a statement, “We’ve heard community feedback and now all deviations are automatically labeled as not allowed for use in AI datasets.” Many deviants, however, were neither convinced nor satisfied by the U-turn.

“DeviantArt’s release of DreamUp was completely tone deaf and reeked of desperation to stay relevant in the machine learning gold rush,” Steven Zapata, professional illustrator and DeviantArt user, told Artnet News. “Launching their ‘protections’ on an opt-in basis was clearly out of step with their community values, as evidenced by the immediate backlash.”

The platform has long presented itself as a conscientious protector of artists. Last year, it released Protect Protocol, a tool that scans nine blockchains for breaches and NFT art theft; DreamUp itself has been labeled “safe and fair” in part because of the “noimageai” guidelines it offers users when uploading work. The perception of hypocrisy made matters worse.

“Man at the Crossroads,” Courtesy of Steven Zapata.

“Ignoring the ethical concerns around AI and not waiting for the legal landscape to stabilize sent the message that they didn’t care what was good for artists,” said Logan Preshaw, an expert based in Australia. visual development artist, told Artnet News. “With their NFT theft protection, they seemed to be saying, ‘We’re with you. But here they seem to be saying, ‘We are more than happy to benefit personally from the exploitation of your work.’

Although DeviantArt changes the terms of operation of DreamUp, many creators claim that the problem starts with Stable Diffusion, a model formed on the work of many artists on the Internet without permission. As Ian Fey, an artist who deactivated his DeviantArt account out of frustration, told Artnet News via email, “The art was already scratched in there. This is already inherently unethical and non-consensual, and they seek to profit from it.

Another, somewhat intractable, problem for DeviantArt is its inability to force other machine learning models to honor the safeguards it has created for Deviants. Companies such as Stability, LAION, and Google operate on a generous interpretation of text and data mining that prevents DeviantArt from truly protecting its creators without initiating litigation.

“I worry about the potential of [A.I. generation tools] negatively impact the artist community,” Jeff Gluck, intellectual property attorney at the law firm Gluck, told Artnet News. “Eventually, we will see new legislation on the use of AI platforms will have to strike a balance between companies and real creators who see it as a threat to their livelihoods and the protection of intellectual property.”

For the countless creators impacted by DreamUp, such a legal battle can’t come soon enough.

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At the service of the love of literature https://schlammpeitziger.com/at-the-service-of-the-love-of-literature/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 04:36:31 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/at-the-service-of-the-love-of-literature/ To servea love of literature Santa Barbara County Office of Education70th Annual Breakfast with the Authors By Leslie Dinaberg | November 10, 2022 Authors and illustrators for children and young adults recently gathered for the 70th annual SBCEO Authors’ Breakfast. Left to right: Bonnie Lady Lee, Andrea J. Loney, Alexis O’Neill, Greg Trine, Nikki Barthelmess, […]]]>

To serve
a love of literature

Santa Barbara County Office of Education
70th Annual Breakfast with the Authors

By Leslie Dinaberg | November 10, 2022

Authors and illustrators for children and young adults recently gathered for the 70th annual SBCEO Authors’ Breakfast. Left to right: Bonnie Lady Lee, Andrea J. Loney, Alexis O’Neill, Greg Trine, Nikki Barthelmess, James Burks, Mary Penney Hershey, Joan Bransfield Graham and Anita Perez Ferguson. | Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

There are so many different philosophies on education, but one of the few things almost all of us can agree on is that a love of reading goes hand in hand with learning. With an eye (and an ear, and a belly full of quiche, fruit, and donuts) to feed that love of literature, the Santa Barbara County Office of Education hosted its annual Breakfast with Authors this fall for the 7th year!

Students, parents, teachers, librarians, community members and, of course, children’s book authors and illustrators came together – many in seasonal costumes as their favorite literary characters, including Greg Trine (gregtrine.com), whose last book is Dino Mighty: Age of the Heist— to talk about writing in general and the theme of “voice” in particular.

Anita Perez Ferguson writes historical adventures for young adults. | Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

Highlighting the importance of having voices from many different cultures and different periods of history, Anita Perez Ferguson, a native of Santa Barbara (anitaperezferguson.com ) writes the young adult mission bellstrilogy, which weaves together historical characters and events with thrilling action. She explained that her first book, twisted cross“begins in Spain in the late 1700s. Most of you in this room will know that we have Mission Santa Barbara here in our community. And there are a whole series of missions in the state of California. Even before these were built, this story begins as a boy who started in Spain and ended up in prison, he made a big mistake. Back then, in some prisons and companies, when we needed no more people to work on the ships crossing the Atlantic, we were going to take the prisoners out of the prison, and they ended up being the workers on the ships at that time.

This creative signage was part of the Dyslexia Project stand. | Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

Joan Bransfield Graham (joangraham.com ) is a fiction writer and poet. His children’s books Splish-Splashand twinkling flash, are what she described as “concrete poems about water and light” that can be used to inspire students to write their own poetry. “I have the opportunity to use many types of voices in my poems,” she explained. His collection of illustrated poems, The poem that will never endis a charming vehicle for teaching children forms of poetry, from sonnets to limericks, conversational poems, villanelles, and more!

“I have a love for wildlife conservation. It’s my voice. I can anthropomorphize just about any animal on this planet and give it a voice,” said author Bonnie Lady Lee (bonnieleebooks.com). She both charmed and baffled audiences as she shared the challenges of being asked to develop a screenplay for the Hershey Company, despite being “someone who absolutely despises chocolate!”

Lee said, “It was a really tough subject for me. One being that I absolutely hate chocolate. Being someone with such a passion to dislike it gave me a different voice and offered to tell the story of how milk chocolate is made.

Ironically, Lee’s presentation was attended by Mary Penney Hershey (marypenneyhershey.com), who joked, “I was really worried she’d say something bad about the Hersheys.” Hershey caught the attention of his first publisher at Random House with the title of his first book, My Big Sister Is So Bossy She Says You Can’t Read This Book. “It was the first time I heard my voice for her. And then she read all 10 pages and asked for more, and finally she bought it.

A young reader holding the dictionary | Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

His most recent book is titled Green eyes and ham, which is about “two 8th grade boys who discover they have crushes on each other. Finding my voice to become this character – I tend to write in the first person – was really exciting for me. I really enjoyed that. And I hope to write more about some of the marginalized groups who need voices.

Author Nikki Barthelmess (nikkibarthelmess.com), who writes young adult fiction, explained the concept of voice acting. “I wanted to start by talking about how our voices are all different,” she said. “So what is the voice? The perspective from which the story comes. So when I tell a story, or when I walk into a room, for example, it’s very different from anybody else in that room because I’m a different person. I am Nikki; I am an author. I grew up in Nevada, but I’m from California. I grew up in foster care. I am bicultural. So whatever I bring to the table makes me who I am.

Children’s book writer Andrea J. Loney (andreajloney.com) had a suitable analogy for creating characters. “If you like Legos, and you buy the box, and you have the box, and you see the house or whatever you want to do with the Legos, you don’t just empty it and all the blocks fall into place…. You actually have to spread them out and play with them…. You have to work on them. It’s the same with writing. And that’s part of how you find the voice.

“There is never just one voice you write; you have to play with the voice itself when you write,” echoed author Alexis O’Neill (alexisoneill.com), whose books include The efficient, inventive (often boring) Melvil Deweya picture book about the inventor of the Dewey decimal system.

Andrea J Loney | Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

Animator, author and illustrator James Burks (jamesburks.com) shared that taking improv classes and learning magic helped him learn how to become a character. “I used to work at Starbucks,” he said. “I was going to take my kids to school, and I was going to sit at Starbucks and sit in the corner with my laptop and my sketchbook. And I would have these made-up conversations between a bird and a squirrel. If you saw me there, you’d probably think I was crazy. ‘Why is he making those stupid faces?’ I try to find the voice of these characters that I create, whether they are birds, squirrels or little girls.

In addition to the featured authors, the tireless team of education activist Cheri Rae (author of the book Dyslexia-Earth) and Monie DeWitt (Photographer extraordinaire) were on hand to provide information for Dyslexia Awareness Month in October. For more information about their work, visit projectdyslexia.com.

See sbceo.org.

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Love Is War Author Aka Akasaka Announces Retirement as Illustrator https://schlammpeitziger.com/love-is-war-author-aka-akasaka-announces-retirement-as-illustrator/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:19:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/love-is-war-author-aka-akasaka-announces-retirement-as-illustrator/ Kaguya-sama: Love is War has received many announcements in recent days, including an official release date for the film adaptation. Sadly, there have also been heartbreaking announcements for fans, as it was recently announced that the series’ manga is finally coming to an end after seven and a half successful years, with its final chapter […]]]>

Kaguya-sama: Love is War has received many announcements in recent days, including an official release date for the film adaptation. Sadly, there have also been heartbreaking announcements for fans, as it was recently announced that the series’ manga is finally coming to an end after seven and a half successful years, with its final chapter released in November. 2nd.


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After the release of the last chapter, the author of the series, Aka Akasaka, decided to share another terrible news with the fans regarding his retirement as an illustrator. However, Akasaka confirmed that he would still be working as a writer.

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The news comes directly from official Twitter account by Aka Akasaka, sharing the news of his retirement with a note thanking his fans for supporting his work for so many years. He further shared his regrets about the weekly serialization, which did not go as planned and how he considered himself weak as a manga artist. Fans would definitely deny that, as we’ve seen his outstanding work in so many manga series, especially in Kaguya-sama: Love is War.

He then shared in the note the news regarding his work in Kaguya-sama as his last and retiring as a manga artist. But luckily, he assured fans that he would still be working as an author. Finally, he writes that he plans to continue painting as a hobby.


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During an end credits scene in the final episode of Kaguya-sama, the news about the special announcement was made and it was later confirmed that the new project was for the next movie in the series. Recently, A-1 Pictures confirmed December 17 as the film’s theatrical release date ahead of its television release. The series’ original staff will also return for the film, as it will act as a direct sequel to the third season.

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Lutcher Theater presents Peter Rabbit Tales as part of the Incredible Kids Events series https://schlammpeitziger.com/lutcher-theater-presents-peter-rabbit-tales-as-part-of-the-incredible-kids-events-series/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 23:49:59 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/lutcher-theater-presents-peter-rabbit-tales-as-part-of-the-incredible-kids-events-series/ (Orange, TX) The Lutcher Theater will perform “Peter Rabbit Tales” as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids events on Friday, November 11. Area students will have two options to experience the educational show at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Enchantment Theater Company, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings […]]]>

(Orange, TX) The Lutcher Theater will perform “Peter Rabbit Tales” as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids events on Friday, November 11. Area students will have two options to experience the educational show at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Enchantment Theater Company, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings captivating stories to life using fantastical masks, whimsical puppets, beautiful scenery and original music, as the magical world and wonderful of Beatrix Potter comes to life on stage. Students will meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, beloved Potter characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, trick Mr. Tod, and save the Flopsy Bunnies from the obnoxious badger Tommy Brock. As the cousins ​​reminisce about their past adventures, their friends – Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs. Tittlemouse – reunite to cheer Peter on this final quest.

“The Lutcher Theater is proud to present the Incredible Kids event series for schools and homeschool groups in our area,” said Lynae Sanford, Executive Director of Lutcher Theater. “Our students are reading this material in class and now they have the opportunity to see it come to life on stage, what we call a page-to-stage experience.”

In anticipation of Potter’s 150th anniversary celebration, Enchantment Theater Company is preparing a special educational exhibit in the lobby that will include photographs of Potter with his real animal friends, as well as facsimiles of his works showing his original renderings of the characters that will be seen on stage. The exhibition will highlight the many ways in which Potter was a person ahead of her time as an author, illustrator, natural scientist, environmentalist, businesswoman, philanthropist and emancipated woman. The exhibit will link to the educational study guide and online materials available for teachers and families.

“We couldn’t present a production of this level for this ticket price without the generous support of our local sponsors – Invista, Gopher Industrial and the Lutcher Theater Service Guild,” said Sanford. Thanks to their funding, we are able to keep ticket costs to a minimum. For some of our students, this is the first time they have visited a theater and discovered the performing arts. »

Tickets are available by calling the Lutcher Theater box office at 409.886.5535. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. “Peter Rabbit Tales” is open to the public and encouraged from kindergarten through fourth grade.

For more information about the Lutcher Theater or the Lutcher Incredible Kids series, please visit lutcher.org.

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MCHS Senior realizes multiple artistic achievements. – Cache Valley Daily https://schlammpeitziger.com/mchs-senior-realizes-multiple-artistic-achievements-cache-valley-daily/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 09:30:34 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/mchs-senior-realizes-multiple-artistic-achievements-cache-valley-daily/ Mountain Crest senior Emma Oyler was chosen as the featured student for her artistic achievements. HYRUM — Mountain Crest High School senior Emma Oyler’s artistic abilities and community service have helped her win numerous art and leadership awards. “Emma Oyler is an exceptional art student“, said Monica Bright, fine arts teacher at MCHS. Emma, ​​who […]]]>

Mountain Crest senior Emma Oyler was chosen as the featured student for her artistic achievements.

HYRUM — Mountain Crest High School senior Emma Oyler’s artistic abilities and community service have helped her win numerous art and leadership awards.

Emma Oyler is an exceptional art student“, said Monica Bright, fine arts teacher at MCHS.

Emma, ​​who was recently named an MCHS Sterling Scholar for Visual Arts, received a scholarship for her submission to the Watercolor Society’s All-State High School Springville Show.

Not only did Emma receive the top score of 5 on the AP Drawing Exam, but she was one of only 343 students worldwide to achieve the maximum score on every part of the exam.

“I was really surprised just because I didn’t think I did the writing part that well, but I was really excited that I did it,” Emma said. “It was really exciting to see that people liked my work and my thought process.”

Emma’s mother, Karen Oyler, said Emma’s interest in art began at a young age when her grandmother gave her a brush and a paint-by-number which entertained a child stirred for about an hour and a half.

It was amazing to watch her grow and developing and perfecting his craft,” Oyler said. “It was really obvious when she was little that she was going to be artistic.”

Oyler said that after seeing Emma’s interest in art, she enrolled in private art lessons to help develop skills in her interest.

Aside from art classes, Emma said her favorite class was history and her least favorite subject was math.

“It would be pretty cool if I could combine the two and do art history,” Emma said. “I’m also very interested in paleontology and dinosaurs but unfortunately I would have to take a bunch of math and science classes to pursue that art.”

Emma said she hopes to become an illustrator in the future and says she works towards this goal every day.

Besides being an excellent artist, Emma is the mayor of the Hyrum Town Youth Council, where she does community service for the town.

“Emma is very humble but she did a lot of community service“, Oyler said. “She does a lot of service to the community and her church.”

She was also the first Hyrum City Royalty finalist this summer.

“She received many awards during her teenage years and we expect great things from her,” Oyler said. “She’s also a very nice person and she loves her cats.”





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Bond launches collection of stories to encourage donors and INGOs to put local partners and communities in the driver’s seat of development – World https://schlammpeitziger.com/bond-launches-collection-of-stories-to-encourage-donors-and-ingos-to-put-local-partners-and-communities-in-the-drivers-seat-of-development-world/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:34:42 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/bond-launches-collection-of-stories-to-encourage-donors-and-ingos-to-put-local-partners-and-communities-in-the-drivers-seat-of-development-world/ Bond, in partnership with Recrear and The Local Trust, has launched a series of illustrations and stories to encourage INGOs and donors to use this locally led development support. The free online resource What makes a good “locally led” funder? Stories from your partners takes a narrative approach rather than traditional case studies to capture […]]]>

Bond, in partnership with Recrear and The Local Trust, has launched a series of illustrations and stories to encourage INGOs and donors to use this locally led development support.

The free online resource What makes a good “locally led” funder? Stories from your partners takes a narrative approach rather than traditional case studies to capture the human connections and creativity that underpin strong relationships with donors and local partners. The illustrations were created by illustrator Liliana López.

The stories demonstrate that a local approach to international development can build a more equitable and sustainable system where initiatives are owned and led by people, in their national context.

This collection of stories highlights that the sector operates as a system where everyone has an important role to play, from funders to national intermediaries to community activists. They also highlight the similar challenges faced by UK funders and those who fund internationally and encourage greater collaboration and learning between them. The stories also call on donors and INGOs to change the way they work, understand and relate to the kind of humanitarian and development assistance that puts local partners and communities in the driver’s seat.

The report is designed for institutional donors, INGOs, development agencies, foundations, philanthropies – or anyone or institution that intends to fund development work in the UK or overseas. Bond invites donors and development practitioners to read the stories and reflect on how locally-led development initiatives might be funded.

Yolaina Vargas Pritchard, sector change and funding adviser at Bond, the UK network of INGOs, said:

“These stories speak to why we, the UK INGO sector, work with local organizations and demonstrate the impact of local activists and grassroots organisations.

“Collecting stories is about getting back to the humanity of our development work, moving away from transactional relationships and building trust with local activists and grassroots organisations.

“This collection of stories contains thought-provoking questions for you as donors and INGOs to think about. Ultimately, in this complex system, we all have the power to change the way we interact with each other. others in the pursuit of a more equitable development system.

ENDS

Notes to Editor

  1. What makes a good “locally led” funder? can be downloaded here. If you would like to use any of the illustrations for the cover, contact mmohsin@bond.org.uk or 07555 336029
  2. Bond is the UK network of organizations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organizations from across the UK and allies to help eradicate poverty, inequality and injustice around the world.
  3. Recrear is a community where people with social itch come together to connect, rejuvenate, co-create knowledge and manifest new realities in us, our communities and humanity

  4. The Local Trust is a local funder that helps communities achieve their ambitions.

  5. For further information or interviews, please contact Maryam Mohsin at mmohsin@bond.org.uk or 07555 336029

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Barrier-free 17-hour bus ride for Ukrainians at Frankfurt Book Fair – Kyiv Post https://schlammpeitziger.com/barrier-free-17-hour-bus-ride-for-ukrainians-at-frankfurt-book-fair-kyiv-post/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 07:17:02 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/barrier-free-17-hour-bus-ride-for-ukrainians-at-frankfurt-book-fair-kyiv-post/ Illustrator Oleh Hryshchenko took a 17-hour bus and flight to the Frankfurt Book Fair. But it was worth it, he said, to promote Ukrainian culture in the face of Russian aggression. “I didn’t join the army but we can fight with our art,” Hryshchenko told AFP on the opening day of the fair, during a […]]]>

Illustrator Oleh Hryshchenko took a 17-hour bus and flight to the Frankfurt Book Fair. But it was worth it, he said, to promote Ukrainian culture in the face of Russian aggression.

“I didn’t join the army but we can fight with our art,” Hryshchenko told AFP on the opening day of the fair, during a photo exhibition by the group of illustrators. Pictoric Ukrainians.

“A lot of Ukrainian artists have joined the army and I’m proud of that, but I’m better at drawing than with a weapon.”

Hryshchenko is part of the major Ukrainian presence at the world’s largest publishing event: authors and industry figures appear throughout the week at the country’s grand booth.

President Volodymyr Zelensky is due to address the fair on Thursday, as part of fair organizers’ efforts to support Ukrainian culture against what they see as propaganda being spread by invading Russian forces.

Hryshchenko traveled with his girlfriend and fellow illustrator Olena Staranchuk – once he got the necessary permission to leave Ukraine.

With no civilian flights, they took a long bus ride to Poland for an event there, before flying to Frankfurt.

“We were tired but we have to be there to present Ukraine,” said Hryshchenko, 37. “I would even travel for 20 or 30 hours.”

– ‘Culture as a weapon’ –

Setting up the large Ukraine stand in the cavernous conference center posed a number of challenges, including getting furniture and books overland to Frankfurt.

Getting them out of Kyiv was further complicated by recent Russian missile strikes there, said Sofia Cheliak of the Ukrainian Book Institute, which is part of the Culture Ministry.

Transporting them from Kyiv to Frankfurt took about two days, said Cheliak, who helped organize the stand. “Because of the attacks, everything was closed. It was quite difficult to find a car and organize the whole process.

But the stand is there, with a wide range of Ukrainian books of all kinds. It also has a scene, above which a large red light flashes as air raid sirens go off in Ukraine.

“I didn’t join the army but we can fight with our art,” Gryshchenko ANDRE PAIN told AFP

Forty-six Ukrainian publishers will take part in the five-day fair, which opened on Tuesday. Among the many authors present are the famous “punk poet” Serhiy Zhadan.

Ukrainian officials see high-profile events such as the fair as key to fending off Russian attempts to erase the country’s identity.

“Russia uses culture as a weapon,” Ukrainian Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said in a video message to the fair on Tuesday.

He accused Moscow forces of burning Ukrainian books and replacing them with Russian literature. “Russia is fighting against the Ukrainian people and our identity.

– Stepping out of Russia’s shadow –

While Ukrainians headline the fair, Russian state institutions, which usually run their nation’s stand, have been banned. Instead, prominent opponents of President Vladimir Putin were staged.

While Ukraine’s publishing industry initially came to a halt after the Russian invasion in February, it has since come back to life.

Sales may not be what they were before the conflict, but certain types of books are proving popular, Cheliak said: Ukrainian history for example – and how to deal with trauma.

Pictoric sees the fair as a chance to show the world that Ukraine is much more than a war – their exhibits include not only illustrations inspired by the conflict, but others from before the war, covering a range of topics .

“A lot of people didn’t know anything about Ukraine, and now we have a chance to show them what Ukraine is,” said one of the group’s illustrators, Anna Sarvira.

“For a long time we stayed in the shadow of Russia… We are trying to change that.”

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Mural painter in tribute to the “forgotten” Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh https://schlammpeitziger.com/mural-painter-in-tribute-to-the-forgotten-margaret-macdonald-mackintosh/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 06:55:11 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/mural-painter-in-tribute-to-the-forgotten-margaret-macdonald-mackintosh/ The mural dedicated to the work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh by Molly Hankinson, can be seen at the Chivas Distillery at Gorbals in Glasgow SHE was the wife of one of Scotland’s most famous architects and is considered by many to be the mastermind behind much of his groundbreaking design and interior work. Now an […]]]>

The mural dedicated to the work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh by Molly Hankinson, can be seen at the Chivas Distillery at Gorbals in Glasgow

SHE was the wife of one of Scotland’s most famous architects and is considered by many to be the mastermind behind much of his groundbreaking design and interior work.

Now an artist is calling for more recognition from Glasgow around the work and significance of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh – the wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Visual artist, illustrator and muralist Molly Hankinson made the call after her new mural of Mackintosh was unveiled around town at Chivas’ Strathclyde Distillery in the Gorbals.

Molly Hankinson, visual artist, illustrator and muralist based in Glasgow

Alongside fellow Glasgow-based artists Michael Corr and Rogue One, the mural was produced as part of the ‘I Rise, We Rise’ project, in partnership with Glasgow-based production company artpistol Projects, which saw the three rounded tanks 9.4 m high. at the distillery – one of Scotland’s oldest grain distilleries – transformed with paintings of local historical figures.

Ms Hankinson told the Herald she chose to paint a Mackintosh mural on the “shock” realization that none already existed in Glasgow.

She said: “We were given a brief, but we were allowed to choose at the same time, we had to choose someone who meant a lot to us or to the city. Chivas Regal’s motto is ‘I Rise, We Rise”. So they wanted us to choose someone who we believe embodies that spirit and message, someone who has stood up through thick and thin or someone who deserves to be championed or celebrated in the city.

“So yeah, Margaret was my pick basically. I was amazed to hear there wasn’t a Margaret mural in Glasgow and I said, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe it!” “I did some research before deciding to dedicate a mural to him, because I didn’t want to step on another artist’s toes if there was already one, or one that I didn’t didn’t already know.

“I researched it and couldn’t provide proof of pre-existence, which was quite shocking to me. So obviously I jumped at the chance to do it because it is such a great figure and such an important part of Glasgow’s history. It was a very good opportunity to do one and I hope I did him justice. Hopefully it brings some more recognition for his work and its importance.

One of the key figures in the emergence of the ‘Glasgow style’ of art, design and architecture in the 1890s along with her husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh was one of the most gifted and successful in Scotland at the turn of the century.

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Although she collaborated on many projects with her husband, mainly through the production of panels for interiors and furniture – notably for the tea rooms and Hill House – Margaret’s contribution is often less recognised, and often confined to the historic role of Rennie Mackintosh’s “talented other”. half”.

This, although Charles Rennie Mackintosh himself admitted that he owed much of his own success to the influence of his wife, stating in a letter that: “You must remember that in all my architectural endeavours, you you were half, if not three quarters, of them”. Hankinson’s work celebrates women and marginalized communities through a feminist lens.

Through her portrait, Molly celebrates one of the many notable women in Glasgow’s history who did not have a space of their own, which she says was symbolic of the period in which she lived.

She added: “I think there is definitely a need to better understand his work and the importance of his work in the emergence of the ‘Glasgow style’. “It’s about shining a light on a woman who would have traditionally been overlooked, because we’re in the 21st century now, and I think there are so many women who have fallen by the wayside because they were married to men who, by default of the times, have more recognition than they do, even though their contributions might have been quite similar.”

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