It's a clean getaway... I mean, when I first started the picture book project I didn't understand how I was going to do it. I knew what it had to look like, but the whole concept of self-publishing a picture book is a hugely worrying thing. How big should it be? How do I make… Continue reading Clean
So, The Gone, is coming along nicely (hopefully there will be a few more posts this weekend) but my artwork has stopped. Why? I'm not certain. I'm writing as much as I can, but even when I do it only takes about four hours a day. After that the dyslexia kicks in a little and the… Continue reading Where has all the art gone?
This post has come about from the daily prompt but they have asked for a post about personalities... But the title from the Grinch got me thinking about picture books. Particularly as I'm putting one together myself at the moment. 'How the Grinch stole christmas' by Dr Seuss is a picture book that has been… Continue reading You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch
I have been working on a picture book - When the Moon Lost the Stars - and I've finally completed one of the illustrations. Let me introduce Moon -
I have an idea for a picture book. Even the illustrations are starting to come about. But for some unknown reason I keep downgrading it. "It's only a picture book." "It's not literature, just writing for children." "I'm only writing for children." Why do I keep doing that? I love what I'm doing and it… Continue reading Picture Books and writing for children
I draw. Normally Welsh Life but I can draw and paint almost any subject. My forte is animal and people portraits. Except I am not earning money at it. I used to but I stopped because I found it difficult to see the original leave. My workshop is surrounded by my art and I love… Continue reading Shall I illustrate my stories?