Build a Better Artwork pt. 1

After over a year of excitement awaiting what the “new art process” for the <em><a href=”http://www.cslpreads.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>CSLP</a></em> 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!

<strong><em>I must give a HUGE shout-out to both <a href=”http://fatgirlreading.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Angie</a> and &nbsp;<a href=”https://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Bryce</a> for brainstorming ideas to represent PWD. These images would not be as diverse if I had not had their help.</em></strong>

This is the first set of&nbsp;<em>Build a Better World&nbsp;</em>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:

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/globe1.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3444″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/globe1.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Alternative artwork for the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2017 theme Build a Better World: elderly woman holding a globe” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/building.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3430″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/building.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Young boy architect holds building for alternative summer program at libraries” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/microscope1.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3451″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/microscope1.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Muslim woman in a hijab holding a microscope alternate summer library programming art | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/baby-blocks.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3432″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/baby-blocks.jpg?w=700″ alt=”African-American girl toddler holding alphabet blocks for alternative library summer programming art” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/water.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3433″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/water.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Native American male holding a water drop for Build a Better World alternative artwork” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/heart.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3448″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/heart.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Person with cochlear implant holding an LGBTQ heart as an option for alternative #SRP2017 artwork | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<strong>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). </strong>

<strong>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.</strong>

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 <em>Donate&nbsp;</em>button on the sidebar of this blog&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong><em>HUGE</em>&nbsp;</strong>shout-out to both <a href=”https://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Bryce</a> and <a href=”http://fatgirlreading.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Angie</a> 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.

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