Lots of lovely new Sketchbooks
I bought all these lovely new sketch books from our brilliant art shop in Truro. They were really cheap and I can't resist art materials! I have just finished filling my old one and thought, when I saw these lovely canvas covered ones, that I would paint my own and some for friends and turn some into journals. So here is my new sketch book ready to start filling with new ideas. I wasn't going to do anything today but couldn't resist finishing this off while listening to the Archers, yes I'm an addict!
I need to start sketching ideas for a childrens book based on the characters 'The Peppermint Twins'. My husband sent some of my paintings to a friend of ours who illustrates and has his own publishing company and he really liked this image and has asked me to work up a cover and two spreads and the story for a book that he will then take to the Frankfurt book fair (One of the main book shows of the year) in the hope that it will be picked up by some packagers. I used to illustrate childrens books in the past and have been thinking of getting back into it for a while now, I didn't know Ian had sent off any of my work and it was a nice surprise after feeling so down about closing the gallery.
I have a rough idea what the story will be but it needs some working out so it will fill twelve spreads and leave room for the illustrations. Think I will go for a nice walk with Midge and have a good think.