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Paul Stickland
Attended Brighton Art College
Lives in Sherborne Dorset England
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Our house is being overwhelmed by dahlias! Helen gave me over 30 new varieties from the National Dahlia Collection for Christmas, so I am now in seventh heaven!
For those of you who care, we have clockwise from top left:
Lucky Number, Goyas Venus, Karma Fuschiana, Karma Lagoon, Corton Bess, Balcombe Purple and Rossendale Luke.
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But this collage of blossoms is most lovely too!  =)

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The wonderful, productive and delicious kitchen gardens of Ollie Hutson at The Pig Hotel nr Bath. Created by boutique hotel geniuses, Robin and Judy Hutson, The Pig was the setting for a fun and extremely delicious school reunion. Incredible and special to sit in a room full of people, such as Robin, whom you last saw when you were sixteen.
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+C.J. Shane yup. The are several others hotels in the Pig chain, all with fantastic kitchen gardens, a real treat for the senses!

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Corton Bess - First of the allotment dahlias.
One of 35 new varieties, given to me by my wife Helen last Christmas.


I'm not uploading photos here anymore, until I'm sure about the permissions in Photos, so this comes from Instagram.
Which is probably worse...
instagram.com/naughtydinosaur/
See this Instagram photo by @naughtydinosaur • 33 likes
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What a beauty, +Paul Stickland! Wonderful gift.

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Two fantastic new editions of Dinosaur Roar! have hit the shelves thanks to the wonderful Macmillan Children's Books here in the UK.
What's more, those naughty dinosaurs have got a trailer!! Woohoo!
#DinosaurRoar
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Wonderful news! Congrats, Paul.

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TES School of the Year
As many of you will know, I'm passionate about children's education and angered by the ridiculous system we have in the UK which is squeezing all the joy out of learning. Here headmaster Mike Fairclough, describes how he has brought back that joy and curiosity, within the very system that seeks to quash it. Absolutely fantastic.
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+Helen Stickland is in New York, Good Luck Darling!
Preparing to play two Brooklyn gigs at NYC POPFEST on Saturday 21st May.
In the afternoon, playing as DESIGN at Baby's All Right and in the evening at The Knitting Factory, as The Chesterfields.
Today's task is to hire a Gibson SG for the gig...
> nycpopfest.org/line-up.htm
Here's the latest DESIGN video, enjoy!
Listen to, or buy, the album here ▶ designtheband.uk
#nycpopfest   #designtheband  
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Great song. Must be even better live.
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Dinosaur Roar! in Mothercare!
Today sees the launch of a brand new range of Dinosaur Roar! children's clothing from Mothercare, shown here at The Natural History Museum in London. A percentage of all sales goes to the NHM, which I'm very proud of, given how much inspiration the museum has given me over the years!
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Thanks both! Its been a crazy busy year so far but I haven't had a hand in this. The team at Nurture have been working very hard on the clothing and much more.

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Dinosaurs in Matlock at The Big Book Bash!
Driving up to Derbyshire for a big author event with children in care in the county on Sunday.
First there is the small matter of an old school reunion... There'll be a few old dinosaurs there too!
One of the illustrations and the rough version from Dinosaur Roar!
#dinosaurroar  
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Absolutely. It's just down the hill. 

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Amazing tactile cover for the brand new Macmillan Children's Books 2016 edition of Dinosaur Roar!
Incredible production vales will make this a delight for little fingers to hold, and no doubt little teeth and gums to chew!

#Dinosaur #DinosaurRoar  
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+Jayme Hancock I do! Shipping is usually a bit of an issue but I am more than happy to find out if you pm me an address x

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Ok, so this one tweet might have made my decade!
"Thk you, Paul.You are helping! Love the books, bugs & dinosaurs and all you do to inspire children's creativity."
Oh my...
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+Jayme Hancock thanks, that means so much. What a surprise though!

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So proud of Helen and DESIGN, just performed a cracking sell out gig at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn as part of NYC POPFEST 2016. A few hours rest before they morph into The Chesterfields and play at the headline gig at The Knitting Factory before The Primitives.

#NYCPOPFEST   #designtheband  
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Studio looked tempting but I got soaked crossing the courtyard to get in.
I may have to stay here tonight...
Torrential rain in Sherborne.
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That's a lovely shot, Paul. Maybe a portfolio of your studio and garden throughout the year?
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Artist, Author, Designer, Events for Kids
Skills
Illustration, Characters, Silly Verse, Design, Web, Working with and empowering children, Author Events, Pop Up Workshops, Public Speaking, Photoshop, Bass Player, Gardener
Employment
  • Author Events, Pop Up Workshops, present
  • Children's Book Author and Illustrator, present
  • Artist, Author, Designer, present
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Currently
Sherborne Dorset England
Previously
Milborne Wick UK - Brighton UK - Thursley UK - Ventnor Isle of Wight UK
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Being creative, engaging and empowering kids
Introduction
Artist, Author, Illustrator, Designer, Paper Engineer. 
I post my work live on G+. 
Most of it. A great deal of work in the last year has been secret, you'll have to wait for that later this year!
I started 'working out loud' on google+ in July 2011 and it's been a very interesting journey. Being an artist and sharing my illustration and art on google+ is a unique experience. Much of work that I have created in that time has in some way been crowd-edited by the experience of meeting so many diverse, thoughtful and intelligent people here. Their comments, company, humor and the glimpses into their worlds and disciplines have been incredible gifts. 
On my profile I post my about my work, art and design, the world of paper and pop up books, children's books and working with children in schools and libraries, music, gardens and landscape. Dog and daughter, sons and sunshine! 

2014 and 2015 have seen the republishing of my bestselling children's dinosaur books. This is part of a very exciting collaboration with Nurture Rights and The Natural History Museum in London. 
A very busy couple of years where I travelled all over the UK, worked in the International School In Amsterdam, had an artist residency at Seven Stories in Newcastle, run a community project 'BugStore' with four schools in our local area an innumrable appearances at literary, music and children's festivals, in schools and libraries all over the UK, it's been great fun! 
Not to forget the creation of a 3 metre high Dinosaur Roar mouth!
Much of that is on my G+ profile and more here Paul Stickland Blog

StrangeStore on Google+ is where I post all my new products, promotional experiments and links to my various stores and goods!

Principally known for my work as the creator, author, illustrator and designer of children's picture and pop up books, including many bestselling books, such as:
 - Dinosaur Roar - The Christmas Bear - Ten Terrible Dinosaurs - Big Dig - Truck Jam - One Bear One Dog - Dinosaurs Galore - A Number of Dinosaurs...

This has become a wonderful part of my job and probably my favourite. I've been working with children of all ages for the last twenty years sharing my passion for children's literature and creativity via the medium of children's picture and pop up books, giving author visits and pop-up book workshops for children of all ages and abilities, including those with special needs. 
It's a great privilege and I've had the pleasure to meet and work with children in schools, libraries and at many of the major UK Literary Festivals and Music Festivals, in Europe and the US. I often post about this fascinating part of my life on G+ and have had so much very positive feedback. 
If you would like to enquire about an Author Event or Pop Up Workshop, please visit the Paul Stickland Author Visits and Workshops page on my website, or contact me directly here. 

PopUpPaper is my pop up book and paper engineering blog. It features the work of some amazing paper engineers. Pop up books, paper folding, papercraft, paper art, paper toys, origamic architecture, free pop up templates, free pop up card templates, free papertoys, everything paper! 

I live in rural south west of England in Sherborne, Dorset, England with the beautiful bookseller and sensational songwriter  +Helen Stickland , our lovely little daughter Tabitha and my four wonderful sons, Felix, Kit, Gus, Arthur. 
My eldest wonderful and talented son Rowan Stickland lives in Totnes, Devon. 

 Please note, unless credited otherwise, all images, posted on my profile or any of the pages above are ©paul stickland and all rights are reserved. However if you are interested in using any image, do ask!
Bragging rights
Six amazing children and a wonderful wife! Built some beautiful houses and gardens.
Education
  • Brighton Art College
    Illustration
  • Portsmouth
    Foundation Arts
  • Ryde School
  • Godalming Grammar School
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