Friday, 27 July 2007
The fish and the moon book
Illustration sketches for a book I started but never finished (1993)
This was a story about a fish that feels the moon pulling on the tides. It decides it wants to somehow travel to the moon since it doesn't feel like it fits in with the shoal anyway, and the moon seems to be calling it. Hmm, wonder what I was feeling when I came up with that! I've talked to some of you about this book on email so I was pleased when I stumbled across a few of the drawings last week. The book was to be illustrated half with drawings and half with photo's of 3D collages that contained jewellery sculptures. I even found one of the sketchbooks for the book. I had totally forgotten about making tiny little silver wings that strapped onto the back of a carved tagua nut fish. I may show more when I have more time.
Thanks for all the comments on that last post, it was feeling pretty ranty and definitely needed to vent a bit. Since then we have been blessed with some sun and today it's been nearly all sun and lots of perfect blustery linen drying wind.
I'm still not on the computer much (not reading blogs at all and not checked email for a week) as I'm still having a bit of bother with my eyes (has taken 3 hours to type this!) and also I need all my time and energy for getting other things done. But for those of you that willed my cold away... I got over the worst of it pretty quickly with huge doses of echinacea and cat's claw. Unfortunately I managed to gain a hideously painful shoulder/arm/wrist injury on my 1st day back with Lucy. Luckily Mr P has been able to cover for me so she's finally getting out (she was restricted for 1 week due to a foot injury). Have a brilliant weekend folks.