Tanzania

June 2014

This summer I had the privilege, and huge task, of illustrating the course work for an English set book for The British Council, to be used in schools throughout Tanzania . 

Examples of the illustrations for one hundred English lessons now used in High Schools across Tanzania.

News from Tanzania...

Exciting News clip about how the new English course is helping students learn English. Watch the Youtube clip below....

"Call of the Mourning Dove" and "The Mourning Dove Calls Again"

by Christine M. Gordon 

 

Chrissie and I went to The Teachers College together and it has been a joy to illustrate her charming stories.

'Imagination is more important than knowledge'. Albert Einstein

'Creativity is intelligence having fun.'

Albert Einstein

'Disneyland will never be completed.





It will continue to grow as long as

there is imagination left in th world'

                                   

Walt Disney

 

PAREIDOLIA, in a nutshell, is the ability to see faces, or other things, where there isn't one.

 

"In his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for painters, writing "if you look at any walls spotted with various stains.... if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers, combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms."

 

Wikipedia 

 

These imaginings, or seeings, with the aid of drawing, become my Gazoonkas

Fran Webster's Art

 More of my work can be viewed on Redbubble. 

http://www.redbubble.com/people/franwebster

 

 

 

 

and on my face book art page

http://www.facebook.com/FranWebstersArt