How many animals have you met and liked? In the last thirty or so years of my life, I’ve been lucky enough to meet many different animals. Happily, it would be a rare occasion for me not to have liked those that I’ve met.
Two other people who have obviously made some lovely animal friends, are local creatives Amanda from ‘Hungry Designs’ and Holly from ‘Pannikin’. They currently have an exhibition of art works at the Brisbane City Library entitled, ‘Animals We Met and Liked’. If you happen to live in Brisbane (or will be here throughout March), it’s a lovely little gathering of works that are well worth visiting. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to think of all the delightful animals that you’ve encountered over the years too?
I’m lucky enough to already have some beautiful creations by these two talented artists, so it’s an extra special bonus to see them collaborating together. Pannikin make the most wonderful tote bags (my ‘Cat Fancy’ tote is shown below), while Hungry Designs make stunningly detailed brooches (the brooch shown below is ‘A Little Rain in Green’).
In a time where some people think that printed books are fighting for their lives now more than ever, it’s a delight to discover what other treasures public libraries hold … While I don’t believe printed books or libraries will ever become extinct, perhaps diversity is one key to the survival of libraries well into the future?
Have you discovered something wonderful in the library recently? Or perhaps you’ve found artistic beauty elsewhere?