After over a year of excitement awaiting what the “new art process” for the CSLP would yield, I was disappointed (to say the very least). That’s all I’ll say about that.
So back to the literal drawing board I went!
I must give a HUGE shout-out to both Angie and Bryce for brainstorming ideas to represent PWD. These images would not be as diverse if I had not had their help.
This is the first set of Build a Better World alternative summer programming artwork that I’ll release. I wanted to get a set out for librarians who are already putting marketing materials out and planning their summers. I don’t know when I’ll get the next set out, but I’ll try to do so before the end of the year.
Now without further ado, this is what I’ve created so far:
Looking for the image with the punk rocker? I reworked it after I learned that some Native Americans have very strong feelings about Mohawks being cultural appropriation – which makes total sense (and thank you to the librarian who pointed that out to me).
Also, please let me know if I inadvertently do anything disrespectful or insensitive with these (or any other) images. I will adjust the image(s) accordingly.
Click on any of the above images to get an ENORMOUS file for you or your library to use anytime (not just for summer programming). You have my permission to reprint, modify, or use.
After much thought and discussion, I’ve decided to create a donation button for artwork on my blog. At some point I’ll likely get into my reasoning, but right now all I feel like saying is that it’s a freewill donation – basically letting you thank me financially for my work. Each one of these look deceptively simple. A typical figure takes around 5 hours and dozens of Photoshop layers – but with some of these, I worked around 8 hours on them with over a hundred layers.
Please click on the Donate button on the sidebar of this blog and give based on what you or your library can afford (and I completely understand not being able to afford even a simple gift).
I’ll be sure to update this post with a link to further artwork – or you can click on the “follow this blog” option in the sidebar to get emails whenever I post something new.
Finally, a HUGE shout-out to both Bryce and Angie for brainstorming some ideas for these images. These wouldn’t be as cool as they are if they hadn’t cheered me on in this process. Seriously.