Something Completely Different

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I think you all know that part of my love for art lies in experimenting and trying new things all of the time……ok, I admit I have a low boredom threshold 🙂

In a previous job I wrote a drama workshop which involved an interactive story and a puppet which I designed and made from scratch.  I also had the chance to illustrate a book for them which was great fun.  I wanted to take this further though and put more time into developing characters than they allowed me, so……

…….what better excuse to do this than my own grandchild.  I want to write him a book (or 2) and make him the central character. 

The children I worked with and their teachers loved the material that I wrote but it took quite a bit of time and research to ensure that the child is kept interested.  Aiden is not even 3 months old so I have that time to play and I will develop it gradually.  While I was stuck on the train yesterday I played a little and came up with this character – the hat came from the fact that his dad is nearly always seen in a hat and I imagined him in an exagerated version of his dad’s hat. 🙂

He is drawn in my new sketchbook which is now going everywhere with me….to make sure I draw every day!!

This is just a rough sketch at the moment but I would love to hear your opinions on this one and any experiences or ideas that you have……please. 

Hmmmm….I think he needs a companion….



  • Heather Hutchison
    January 6, 2010

    I think he is WONDERFUL..yes he needs a companion.
    Please let us know when books are going to be ready …can you ship to Canada?

  • Pamela
    Heather Hutchison
    January 6, 2010

    Thank you. Had not thought of selling the book but will see how it turns out. No problem getting things to Canada though 🙂

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