Save our amazing oceans.
I heard something refreshing yesterday: my Dad told me that near where he lives they have decided to plant a new forest rather than build houses. This is great news and something I would like to see happen more and more. With deforestation, many habitats are destroyed including the homes of species like the orangutans.
I had a go at some 3D art. A great exercise in perspective.
The front cover of my new children’s book is ready and I’m just putting the final colours on the images. I am eager to get this published as soon as possible but I am not rushing through the processes. I must be thorough and do everything in the correct way. Here is a teaser of the front cover; more will be revealed shortly…
Today I’ve been formatting my book into the correct file size for printing. This is a laborious but necessary task. The most enjoyable part for me is the creative element so I’m not a massive fan of this phase of the process. I like to draw, write and think of new plots to my stories. It’s going to be a long day or two staring at the the screen. My poor eyes!
I’m just making a few more changes to my book before I start the ball rolling on getting it published.
So far this week, I’ve been working on my latest children’s book (all will be revealed soon) and I’ve designed and started to colour a scene about deforestation.
Stop the sea levels rising…
Whilst my current book projects are ongoing and out there, I thought I’d do a picture about something that is concerning me: climate change.
I don’t mean to be preachy but is anyone else bothered by this? The stifling heat, brown grass, melting icebergs, rising sea temperatures, heat related fatalities, wild fires and extreme weather swings are concerning me more and more. The problem I believe is that not enough people think about it. Everyone needs to try to make a difference for this planet’s future; it is becoming more and more inhospitable and I’m not just thinking about humans…
After a full week, I got into work on Friday to see there was a visitor coming in to school to work with the children. After seeing his name, bells started to ring as I realised he was the children’s author: Richard O’Neill. As soon as an opportunity arose, I introduced myself and asked if I could pick his brains about the world of children’s books. He was extremely helpful and gave me some excellent advice. He even asked to see my book and went through it with me during the lunch break. It was amazing to get feedback from a successful storyteller and I was particularly pleased when he said he liked it.
So, the journey continues as I’ve now had more input, which I will heed as I go back and edit my book once more. I’m on a long road but it is a very interesting one as I continue on the cycle of sharing my book, getting feedback and then editing it.