Archive for November, 2009

Poem Two – Christmas

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Second Poem – I think this one will be inside a christmas tree or bualbal or something like that: Christmas Present Christmas Feast Christmas Sky Christmas Cake Christmas Candle Christmas Decorations Christmas Cards Christmas Carols Christmas Cheer Christmas Dinner Christmas Lights Christmas Tree Christmas *Part* ey And yes I do realise this is basically just […]


Thursday, November 19th, 2009

I have begun work on the poems for The Little Book of Festive Poetry – Poem One is about Snow: Twerlling whirlling through the air Snowflakes glittering everywhere Blanketing the world in white With imperfections out of sight Jean is standing at the door Seeing a new world to explore And once its settled on […]

Rough Sketches

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I have done some rough sketches for What Can I See Under the Sea? They are done in felt tip pen and the three pictures contain all of the characters in the text version. My little girl loves the pictures and her one critiasism was that, they need have own page mummy – Needs more!’ […]

What Can You See Under the Sea?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Can you see Carl the crab? He is red with lots of legs. Can you see Stella the starfish? She is orange and sleeps in the sand. Can you see Dolly the dolphine? She is grey and likes to jump. Can you see Fred the Fish? He is yellow and swims about. Can you see […]

It’s Raining Story Board

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Ok I don’t know what the correct terms and stuff are but basically her are the rough idea sketches to show where the story is going with a list of the text and what picture corraspondse with what! This are so rough I am a bit ashamed of them but its more a working out […]

It’s Raining

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

‘Mummy it’s raining’ ‘Raining outside’ ‘Raining on the window’ ‘Raining on the roof’ ‘Raining on the cars’ ‘Raining on the trees’ ‘Raining on the grass’ ‘Raining on the puddles’ ‘Raining on the birds!’ ‘Raining on the cat’ ‘Raining on… Daddy!?’ ‘Raining on Mummy!’ ‘Raining on me!’ ‘Raining on all three!

The Dragon – A Plan

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This idea came from a walk at midnight on Halloween with my little girl, ‘Daddy! There’s a dragon!’ me and daddy look to see steam rising from the warm fermenting compost heap into the cold dank night. We then had to go and investigate said dragon to show Jean it was all ok. My plan […]

The Chee Chee Chii – A Plan

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Chee Chee Chii are little imaginary creatures that live in our mixing bowls – my little girl is very fond of them and is the only one who can see them She says they are 2 1/2 inches high with three legs. They are tri-coloured as in each one in three seperate colours but […]

It’s Raining – A Plan

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The idea of this is that it is almost two stories – one being told by a little girl in the presant tense as she wonders about the house being bored, the other being shown in the pictures as mum gets things ready for Dad’s coming home party. I have a very clear idea of […]

What Can I See Under The Sea – A plan

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

As a story idea for a board book this one has actually been kicking around for awhile but I sort of forgot about it due to an incident involving aunts’in’law muddy welly’s and paintings drying on the floor – followed by a ‘Jelly Fish do not have eyes, so why have you painted eyes on […]