So, mainly I'm head down, flat out, working every waking hour on the illustrations for Sounds Spooky - Chris and I will have a website and blog up for the book soon. I'm really excited about this one - I actually, for once, love the way the pictures are turning out. But I took some time today and yesterday to visit a couple of schools. Yesterday the lovely kids and librarians of Wiley Park PS hosted me, and today I went all the way out to Dural to St Madeleine's primary school. It's so lush and green and pastoral out there - Im very tempted to move out that way and get me some chickens. And a cow. And maybe a donkey, just for luck. But I digress. When I talk to a group of kids, it seems a shame not to steal some of their amazing ideas - I must take advantage of being in the midst of so many wild imaginations. So they boss me around, and tell me a story, and I illustrate it - hopefully not too abysmally. But it's amazing what you can do with a trusty piece of charcoal in 10 minutes...

The Chattosaurus bores the Three-headed Dragon - By Wiley Park.  

The Chattosaurus bores the Three-headed Dragon - By Wiley Park.

 

The elephant is sad because the mouse punched him on the trunk, by years 3 & 4 at St Madeleine's

The elephant is sad because the mouse punched him on the trunk, by years 3 & 4 at St Madeleine's

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