For this week’s #FamilyFriday, we’re inviting you to use Edward Lear as your inspiration – it’s as easy as ABC! Lear was a talented artist, and is well known for his painting and drawing animals and birds, but he is probably best known for his wild imagination.
In 1846, he published A Book of Nonsense which contained limericks, but he also wrote silly songs, rhymes, and even books just of amusing pictures.
Lear wrote many of his famous Nonsense Rhymes in the Nursery at Knowsley Hall, including The Owl and the Pussycat, dreaming up brilliant beasts and inventing new words to describe them. He even created his own alphabet, with a poem and an illustration inspired by each letter.
A team of artists led by Gordon Young created a Knowsley Alphabet Sculpture Trail around Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park on Longview Drive in Huyton, with fabulous 3D artwork in and around the building
This week, we would love for you to choose a letter of the alphabet to inspire your very own magical beast – let your imagination run wild.
We can’t wait to see your creations! You can share photos of your creations in the comments of our Home Is Where The Art Is pinned post on our Facebook page