Leeds Little Free Library


Little Free Libraries are beautiful little cupboards on sticks, decorated by artists, dotted throughout Leeds, inviting passers-by to “Take a Book, Leave a Book”.


The scheme, created by Carry Franklin, now has over 50 little libraries - lucky for me, mine’s one of them! When asked if I would paint a Little Free Library for a school I couldn't refuse, getting mucky on a large scale makes me happy. I got to paint the whole thing, from priming right through to varnishing - I even helped dig the hole it was going in!


Given a free reign with the design (although the black background was essential), I chose a limited colour palette to create a streetscape with Leeds landmarks and a few monsters hidden in amongst them. Very educational!


Find out more about Leeds Little Free Libraries here.

Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling
Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling
Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling
Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling
Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling
Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling
Leeds Little Free Library by Christine Jopling