Monthly Archives: July 2016

Drawing characters in my children’s books

Just drawn a comic strip, part of a series,  for SCBWI  (coming soon) about ‘character’,  and by chance some drawn characters from my Draw It! series (from Pirates , Monsters and Dinosaurs) decided they simply must appear again this morning …           … Continue reading

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Edward Cowie’s Particle Partita at Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Fantastic concert last night at Wilton’s Music Hall, at another Peter Sheppard Skaerved event, not only an evening of Mozart but a world premiere of composer and artist Edward Cowie‘s Particle Partita, some of which I attempted to draw on the back … Continue reading

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Blaschka glass models at the Natural History Museum

At a recent visit behind the scenes at London’s Natural History Museum I was thrilled to meet senior curator and sponge expert Miranda Lowe, who led us into her domain past a dome filled with Venus Flower basket sponges. ‘This was a favourite of David … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes in 3 specimen preservation departments of the Natural History Museum, London

The Grant Museum‘s annual outing for 2016 was a visit behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum in some of its specimen preservation departments,  guided by six experts in their field.  We were divided up into groups of about ten, including Jack Ashby … Continue reading

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10 pages of interesting things – notebooks June and July 2016

June and July seem to have been a busy month for me, with travel, workshops, visits and investigations … and more to come as it’s still July …

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Weekend visit to Lyme Regis, Dorset weekend

It wasn’t surprising the floor of my room sloped and creaked – the house was partly constructed of ancient ships’ timbers, and one windy night it felt like my bedroom was straining at its moorings.  My room was scented by a vase … Continue reading

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Mr Potato Head drawing for the Guardian and 11 Potatoes

Apparently there are about 4000 varieties of potato in South America according to the International Potato Centre … 

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Memoir comic strip for SCBWI British Isles

Another of my comic strips about the writing process/genres etc appearing on the  SCBWI British Isles website to follow Block and Publicity  Now part of a work-in-progress …

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