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Paul Stickland
Attended Brighton Art College
Lives in Sherborne Dorset England
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I was a big fan of Google+ Albums, so before they disappear, I'd like to share this one with you.
Many thanks to all the new followers of my Collections, now the notifications issue has been solved, I'll look forward to meeting and talking to you more!
Cheers, Paul
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Albums are back in the new Photos too +Paul Stickland and +Ellie Kennard 

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Had a wonderful time at ChipLitFest in Chipping Norton last weekend. Here I am talking about Dinosaur Roar! and about to make pop up paper monsters with a huge crowd of enthusiastic children and their parents. Great children's festival programming from friends, fellow authors and First Draft band members, Jo Cotterill and John Dougherty. 
Fantastic help from Helen and Tabitha as ever!
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Had a fantastic time at Full tường nhé+Paul Stickland

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This Saturday sees the first outing this year for 'First Draft', our new 'LitPop' band. It's a free event and everyone is very welcome to join us in Chipping Norton Town Hall for our lighthearted exploration into the world of children's books!
Jo Cotterill, John Dougherty, Helen and I will be running events over the weekend amongst a starry cast of great Authors and Artists.
I'll also be exhibiting a selection of prints at the Albion Gallery, alongside Korky Paul and Andrew Wildman.

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Huge fun, lovely appreciative audience, looking forward to the next one.

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Najac - Midi Pyrenees
Dreaming of a little french house/ruin in a little french town...
Tabitha, Helen and Murphy getting wet last August. 

#france   #najac   #aveyron  
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Well, do drop in on us in that case:) I met your clever son Nat in Montisi a couple of years ago at the Piccola Accademia +Richard Mander

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Up in London for tonight's Chesterfield's gig at the legendary 100 Club, deep under Oxford Street. Helen, Simon and Rob taking a break from Design tonight for a special gig with The Flatmates. 
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Have fun!

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Hi Everyone! Hope all's well.
Been incredibly busy here visiting schools all over the UK. Came back yesterday to a great blog article from +Zazzle about my online store +StrangeStore 
You can buy my artwork on all manner of different custom products and gifts from Zazzle, I love their design tools and quality, so it's great to see them feature my store, thanks Zazzle!

#zazzle   #StrangeStore  
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+Kat Gagliano thanks!

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Hi Everyone, hope you're all well.
I'm not on G+ much these days, got fed up with the photo handling, spam and endless pointless notifications but I do miss my friends here.
I get the sense that many people have left. Do stop by and say hello if you're still here! 
Here's Tabitha and I messing about with the prism that Father Christmas delivered this Christmas. 

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I have a huge amount of stolen work on Amazon and it's almost impossible to police. Amazon have to step up to the mark. G+ has changed beyond all recognition, I don't understand their reasoning. Photo handling used to be great here, now, I'm not sure whether my images can be stolen or not. People have no understanding of copyright unfortunately, they don't see it as theft.
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Look who I found in the woods!
Working on a pop up paper bug event in the forest for the children of Just So Festival in August.

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It's Shakespeare's Birthday, so Helen has donned her bard's costume for a morning at the bookshop. Now we're heading off to Chipping Norton Literary Festival for the first gig of the year for First Draft, our 'LitPop' band.
Tomorrow I have 100 children for a pop up dinosaur workshop at 10:00am. Oooh, bit early!! 

#chiplitfest   #FirstDraft  
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Went really well, Helen went for a traditional plectrum and we had a great gig!

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Just over a week ago backstage at the 100 Club in London with Helen, after she played an amazing set with The Chesterfields to a packed and appreciative audience, great fun! 
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+Ellie Kennard you bet!

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Bouncy Boxes!
I designed these 21 years ago, great brief, "Design me a box that gives you a surprise when you open it..." So I did!
Beloved by kids around the world, not so popular with booksellers and librarians. I wonder why?! 
Video taken during a talk to the Arts Foundation students at the most excellent Strode College in Street, Somerset with their inspiring tutor +Duncan Cameron. 
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+Paul Stickland I understand because it is such an amazing concept. i felt like being a child again :)
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Artist, Author, Designer, Events for Kids
Illustration, Characters, Silly Verse, Design, Web, Working with and empowering children, Author Events, Pop Up Workshops, Public Speaking, Photoshop, Bass Player, Gardener
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  • Children's Book Author and Illustrator, present
  • Artist, Author, Designer, present
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Sherborne Dorset England
Milborne Wick UK - Brighton UK - Thursley UK - Ventnor Isle of Wight UK
Being creative, engaging and empowering kids
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!
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Six amazing children and a wonderful wife! Built some beautiful houses and gardens.
  • Brighton Art College
  • Portsmouth
    Foundation Arts
  • Ryde School
  • Godalming Grammar School
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