UK calling

UK calling

I'm in the UK on holiday - my first visit and traveling solo, which is an indescribable luxury. I've been here for six days and already my head is full to bursting with new ideas and images and experiences. This morning, en route from London to Oxford, I bought a small notebook and pen so [...]

Plumbago and Pokemon

Plumbago and Pokemon

Until my son was 6, he didn't like drawing at all. We were one of those families who brought home cereal box sculptures from kinder, never paintings. Then I told him about scientific illustration - looking at something and drawing it accurately, rather than imagining a scene. He sat down and drew the plumbago outside [...]

Leaves, trees, dragons and hearts

Leaves, trees, dragons and hearts

After six years of sharing with his sister, my 8-year old son has moved into his own room. It used to be our guest room - and still is when we have rellies in town - but now it's decorated 8-year-old boy style. The key design specification - Kermit-green paint. Not satisfied with a wall [...]