What’s Next?

What's Next, and beyond what's New ?

“The closer the future gets the clearer the vision becomes. As the past has been usefully learned and layered with respect, our abundance of tommorows dance in high expectation of what seeds we plant today. Nature is due our love, for Mother Earth has simply been that, a Mother Earth” (E.Noynek)

Over the next year, many of the topics listed below will be discussed at HoBB meetings. As every new view is important, we welcome contributions from you which can be sent in at any time.

“We can all be eachother’s extra eyes.” (E.Noynek)

1 Personal Development Topics:
Designer Abortions
Cartoons v. Avatars v. id
Arts Studio for Qi Gong Painting
Creativity Breaks in the Knowledge Garden
Art in the Field

2 FAQ’s – recently received :
How do your Art Experiences help children? (See thehobb.tv/000104      thehobb.tv/000273 and thehobb.tv/000264 )
Is Green Build just Woodwork or metal too? (We are building a forge to answer this)
Any photographs yet of your Willow Work? (One here we built for the Elf Book series)
Do you do Book Illustrations or General Illustrations? (Both)
What’s in your Knowledge Garden? (It is like our Knowledge Room)
Do you ever stop at the HoBB? (Ah! A chance to research another question!)
Do you write editorials and illustrate them too? (We do link words and images together)

3 We Write
Blog about Blogging … note 000011
Karmic Account
WoW Interviews (Tracks from two BBC radio progs. yet to be uploaded)
Self Promo spots
Traditional Wisdom
Integrity – the nitty gritty
Super String Theory ‘a la HoBB’ (New Theory daily)
Ideas Book 1 to 500 (Yet to be typed and uploaded)
Elevator Pitches (Yes we write these)
Poetry for motion
The Profound and the Profane (First Paul (Stanley) poetry collection still in print)
Little People Books [LPB] (New Site under Construction) (Archive Site)
A Poetry spot  (Twitter @PoetryEvent for update news on writings, books,events)
Nine Tenets (Poem collection growing. 1st published here)

4 We Draw
Despite straight lines
Educational Cartoons (Some on archive gallery here)
Landscape Features
British image Generators (BIG) (See HPC for news)
History of Fish Logo
Ginger Man Studio
Pulling both ways
Had a go at dry point work
Spot the Difference
The Spirit of Christmas Booze
Style without Frontiers

5 We Produce
Bread Oven (Yet to build new exterior entrance)
Gallery 37 (Background info. here)
WoW Exhibitions (Responsive site under construction) (Archive site)
Charity Garden Open Days
Oak Apple Day
Daglocks and mud
Inglenooks and hyde parks

6 Designs
Millenium Avenue – NFU quits the Elm idea
Far Forest Rustic Fencing
Brampton Bryan Hedge
Eiffel Tower Lemonade
Limpet Roof
Gardens as Exercise Gyms
WoW’s Wet Harvest Exhibition
Fish Packaging
Fruit Wrappers
Wood Stone Metal Fire Water
Crazy Gardeners
Tree Circus
Peace Gardens
Tales of the River Bank
Crescent Theatre (Site)
The Shouting Computer

7 Projects and Ideas
P.Y.O. Weeds – Free
Recycled Materials
Architectural Salvage
Organic Produce
Birthday Experiences from Plane Piloting to Train Driving
Produce a Party Event
Razor Shell Fish and Horse Mussel – clappydoos
Hobogen the Hedge
Ocean One
Fat Man Jim
Adopt a Box
River watch
The little lake
Think Tank Work Tank
The Dudley Superbusinessteam
Passion Filling Station
Evolving Thoughts
Stop the Flow

8 Gallery
Glass Bottles ‘found’!
Greenman (and Greenwoman) Artwork (Archive Site)
Evolving Environments
Avatar CV’s
Charity Cards
Guess the Caption
Do you recognise where this shot was taken?
Architectural Images

9 Interests
Shell Collecting
Building Materials
Hunter/ Gatherers
Red Kite
Traction Engines
Luxury Food
Humourous Sex
Craft Produce
Space Exploration
Knitting for Spiders
Log Books
Pasta Shapes
Scrap Books
Food for Free

10 Shopping
Hay on Wye
Farm Auctions
“What is it?” – I’ll buy one.
Packed like Sardines

11 Journeys
Places to go, people to see
Eden Project re-visited
Busting Quests
Elan Valley
Spiritual Journeys
Paths to ideas
Parachuting Maggot
Castles I have Conquered
Springs and Wells
Building Details
Little Lady on a Big Sandwich

12 Personal Comments
Citizen Grant
Beyond the set in the box
Fat Duck Foods
Cyber sex, cyber religion and cyber politics in one
Cyber help, cyber friends and cyber food ‘to go’
Whatever happened to SWAGS and ladies stockings?
Marche’ Common

13 Voluntary Work
Water Care
WoW Projects Book One, 1 to 91
Lobster Lecture
Missing Link
Restocking the pools
Final Earth Summit
Last Stop Oasis
Fish Tank TV
Ocean One

14 Identities
Individual identities within corporate identities
BookBod and friends
Attitudes to poll-tax
Friends Meeting House
School Closures

15 Where are they now?
Your own ‘lost contact’ file
Thinking of You
Good Relationships
Bill and Bertha Bamford at the Bar
Dinasaws dinasors dinersores and dinasaurs
J.J. Armistead
Ring in the New Back Cover
Stars at Night
Dodo Birds
The Gates of Hell and Heaven
My Cloak and that book I lent
Charles Lam
GuanXi bathed in Charisma
Used Horse Shoes
Oak Beams and Log Baskets
Brass and Stone Letters
Toasting Forks and Woodburning Fires
Newspaper packages tied up with string
The Stones from Stone Walls
The Record Collections of un-named warriors
Talbot Dog Genes
Missing Links
Your First Smile
Jelly Moulds
Water Watchers
Customs and seasons
Oak Apple Day 29 May. This is also ‘Arbor tree day’ nearby in Clun.
Midsummer’s Day 24 June The Bonfire to traditionally strengthen the waning sun
Tree Dressing Day 5 July
Rush-bearing ceremonies. Bishops Castle commemorates the time when church floors were stone or earth and covered year-round with rushes and herbs.
Grass Pasture Day 17 September A celebration of ‘grasses’ to bring good pastures for a good harvest
Hallowe’en 31 October Nutcrack Night, the opening of the first hazel nuts from store
Rememberance day for those we’ve forgotten
The tomb of the unsung hero
Shakespeare’s limericks
Missed Photo Opportunities
The Theory of Nothings
The Villages that time forgot
Clouds that blew over
Evidences overturned
Things that go bump in the night
Horse Troughs
Little Green Martians
Unpublished manuscripts
Words spoken without worth
Attention grabbing adverts for things no longer made
Languages and peoples now extinct
Superstitions superceeded
People friendly architecture

Whatever is next, and beyond that which I can confirm now, I do know that the closer we all get in the future the easier it will be to transfer visions with greater accuracy. Keep in touch, and remember, whilst your sharings brighten the dream, no star is lost which once you might have seen for you yet might be what once you might have been.

Waves, designed to go onward ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

British Image Group

In films, vlogs, tweets, augmented reality, print, and on the streets, image hits the brain faster than words.

British Image Group archived site at http://web.archive.org/web/20041213012802/http://www.geocities.com:80/big_uk_2002/art_science.html

The British Image Group was founded in the early 1987 before the ease of online folio publishing. It’s background is now archived

Most of its founding members (list below) now have their own websites or connect through HBC (HoBB Publishing Community)  and Jacketflap.

But if you are a new writer, illustrator, editor or book designer and need some experience in publishing, you can apply to  become an HBC intern or a goalshare partner at Little People Books and we will share all we know with you.



Children’s Book Illustrator, Camilla Zaza, was asking about Illustration Agencies and whether it was a good idea to get an agent.

My reply :

“Picture editors like choice. They collect and retain their own records of illustration styles whilst on the look out for ever fresher ones. Your best aim is to find the picture editors that want to use your style but here’s another aim you might like to consider ….

Imagine what it’s like for a picture editor. They get emails, cards, flyers, calls, visits and sometimes presents from illustrators. They get a lot. To be noticed as an illustrator, proof reader or designer, you need to stick out from the crowd.

One very well known picture editor who loved my work but never used it, told me this : “Grant, I have an illustrator that does wonderful figurative work in pencil. I have another that produces the slickest photoshop work on car engines and everything mechanical. Every illustrator I use has a set talent I can depend upon for specific contract requirement. Go away and only come back when I can place you in my mind as a specialist. There are thousands of illustrators who have great bulging folios of their work, but unless their work burns into my memory on first view, they stand no chance of working with me.”

So yes. I went away and specialised. However, I returned three years later to find the contact had retired.

Another editor once told me: “I like to enjoy my work. I use illustrators I like. It’s not just about the standard of their illustration, it’s about the whole process of putting the team together, producing the book, launching it and celebrating its popularity and sales. Once we know an illustrator and enjoy knowing them as a person, they become part of the team.”

So agents? Some are great. Most are busy. Many spend all their time devoted to getting contracts for those illustrators already on their books.

Self promotion? You can do this in a standard way or better still, you can stick out from the crowd and get noticed.

Is there a third way? Yes. In this plug-and-play world, more authors are teaming with illustrators and designers to create near perfect finished books (pdf format), excluding the legal page. An editor can scan these very quickly and spot an illustrator’s skill at adding image to story.

Is there a fourth way? I’m sure there are many more ways for illustrators, authors, designers, photographers, film makers and publishers to combine and create tomorrow’s world of entertainment, education and effective communication.

My recipe – sharing all through the HoBB Publishing Community.

British Image Group Founding Members:  Arlene Adams; Andrew Atkins; Lisa Bond; Hilary Brynston; Rob Chapman; Philip Cumpstone; Brendon Deacey; John Dunne; Gary Dunning; Paul France; Yvonne Harrington; (The Late Great) Jonathan Inglis; Grant Jesse; Phil Kenning; Linda Lewis; Sara Hayward; ; Petra Rohr-Rouendaal; Paul Russell; Cathy Simpson; Lynne Willey; Ollie Tomlinson; Peter Scott.