In our exclusive Women in Literature series, artist Kirsty Maclennan was commissioned by the Crow Emporium to inspire women and men young and old all over the world by capturing the great literary heroines of our time. It is a timely reminder of the value of such depth and talent these writers had, the challenges they overcame as women, in different challenging life circumstances, and the value in looking at these women as heroines even though they lie beyond the gaze of the mirror and the mobile screen.
We want this poster to capture the imagination of all literary lovers as well sit proudly next to the disney princesses in our kids bedrooms. To remind us of the great courage, talent and different ways we can all aspire to make our dreams a living reality, no matter who we are, what our circumstances, what we look like or where we live. Literature, books, education will help demolish resistance to your dreams.
Available now as an A3 Poster and in beautiful large sized Luxe Postcards, which look (and feel) unlike anything else. They’re uncoated and naturally textured, so you can write personal messages on them. They’re also remarkably thick, high quality and have a classic, pared back look. And if that’s not enough attention-grabbing power for you, every one of our Luxe Postcard has an ocean blue coloured seam running through the middle.
Coming soon as a teatowel and totebag!
Literarily yours, Tish
Wrote Their Own Story
Available now to inspire women and men young and old.
Kirsty Maclennan - Artist Bio
I grew up in Gateshead, a stone’s throw away from the vibrant city-centre of Newcastle.
I owe my ability to draw to my grandfather, who let me riffle through his extensive Reader’s Digest library, filled with world history and astronomy and poetry. It is here that I found the ‘How to Draw’ manual, a large dry volume, filled with painstaking step by step guides, to drawing everything from sleeping cats to space rockets. With this stately tome by my side, I sat in my grandparents’ frontroom each day after school and learned to draw the world.
I decided to sacrifice one love for another when picking my degree, and studied English Literature at Northumbria University. In between assignment deadlines and reading lists, it was my secret pleasure to rise early on Sundays, make a good strong pot of coffee, fill my room with music and dedicate the morning to painting sea-blue canvases.
I am inspired by many things: trees and wind and rain, lost afternoons wandering around any gallery I happen upon, and by the words and lives of great writers. I have read for as long as I have been able to draw, and words seem to flow into my artwork of their own accord.
By way of Grasmere, Liverpool, a definitively inclusive tour of West Yorkshire, and too many jobs to mention, I find myself in the beautiful town of York, with a man, a tortoise and a studio filled with light.