Well a number of things…
I’m hard at work finishing off my preparation for a couple of workshops at the ALEA conference in Hobart this weekend. I’ll be talking about the idea of picture books that are designed to have multiple meanings – that is, the text and illustrations leave spaces for the reader to bring their own interpretation to the experience. It’s something that has fascinated me for quite a while… just how far you can take it and how successful it can be. I have some great examples to show and some ideas we’ll work on together.
Then the next weekend we have a market in Northcote, the new digs of the Sister’s Market (while the old digs gets a facelift). I’m looking forward to that. The town hall there is lovely and I feel Northcote will be just the right neighbourhood for us.
And other than that I’m working on roughs for my next picture book. Hooray! It’s in the Moleskines style and will have a healthy dose of surrealism and whimsy and all the things that I love. Happy me!
If I can I’ll post a Mondoodle that is inspired by Hobart. Things have been too hectic to do one every week, but we’re getting there
I hope you’re all well and not floating away in all this rain.