Thoughts on creative collage
When I was at Primary School, my heart used to sink in an art lesson when the teacher would say that we were going to ‘make a collage’. All that sticking and pasting made an awful mess – and anyway, it wasn’t ‘proper’ art. ‘Proper’ art was a picture or a painting, or even a story which I had made by myself – mistakes and all. Many years, lots of creative projects and a number of books and broadcasts later – I am no longer of the same opinion!
I spent most of yesterday as the guest of the staff at Lion Children’s, and was able to see first hand how much difference a committed, creative team can make to any project. My little book, launched in a remarkable 29 days in 2011, has now undergone enormous changes:
Everywhere I looked, there was evidence of the creative energy which has been poured into this project. From the posters which will go to the shops…
In the end, though, it is all about the story. Yesterday’s highlight was definitely the moment where a group of literary professionals became children, just for a moment – and savoured the story:
In the hands of such people, I have no doubt that the Littlest Star will fly again – further than it has ever done before.