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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sketch of Holly

I have returned to Sydney today after a weekend away at the Griffith Readers Festival. I was great festival some interesting authors (and 1 illustrator) presenting talks and workshops. I am planning to write a bit more on the other authors in a separate post, with some links to books or websites...etc. I was lucky enough to have some time to spend working on some of my own story ideas. I have made some good progress on my Ulverstone story and a new story idea about a retired police dog. I am planning to use my dog 'Holly' as the main character. If all goes well and a book is produced. Im sure Holly will love the attention, not to mention the publicity tours! Below is one of my first sketches of Holly. This was one of the many drawings that I managed to do while watching a 2 hour line for young Andy Griffiths fans waiting for a signature. I think if fame hits Holly at the same that it has Andy, she will need a ball throwing break in the middle of a 2 hour line up. It will also be hard to train her to sign her name. Im sure that she will give it a good go!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Here are some up dates from my sketch book. These were drawn while holidaying in Samoa. Wonderful country, wonderful people. I was lucky enough to get a good deal through Virgin to stay at the Coconuts Beach Club on the south coast. This was my second visit to Samoa. My first was in 1991, so it was very interesting to see the changes.