During my adolescence, I thought I’d like to write and illustrate children’s books when I grew up.
I also tried my hand at cartoonish characters and comic-like drawings.
Since cats were always present during my childhood, they achieved representation in many of my creations.
When I was a mother of three inquisitive children, I would borrow library books to read to them on a regular basis. We even had our favourites that reappeared every couple of months.
At one time, long, long ago, I had an idea for a farm-yard picture book. I didn’t get very far but I enjoyed the process of practising pen and ink stippling, strokes and washes.
There’s still time to pursue this interest, of course. You’re never too old but… I may have to wait until I can afford to retire from the paid work. Plus I’m still growing up 😉
On a serious note, I am revisiting my love of painting after being gifted a mini water colour set for my birthday. You can view my progress on this Pinterest board. I aim to create two paintings per month. It will be a welcome outlet after that time-lapse photographic experiment in Dundonald Park.
In the meantime, I can also let myself be entertained and amazed by the resident comic artist and illustrator as I watch her techniques improve and her talents flourish. You can appreciate and support her work through this Patreon page.
I can also be happy to support local writers in their creative endeavours. Here’s one you can help with too.
I hope you liked looking at my drawings and reading this post. If not, here’s a picture of a cat.