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angel fink

No, I haven't made a sketch this morning. But I did do a writing exercise, on my new 'teach myself writing' course I'm putting myself through. I am going to be a writer, oh yes I am. I went to a talk by writer and illustrator Sally Gardner last night, which was very entertaining. The illustration course distracted me somewhat from writing, since no one else on it was really interested in the writing side of things. But for the past month or so I've been reading some writing books and primly sitting at my desk and putting myself through some of the exercises and achieving very little. ...But just you wait!

Isn't this the face of rampant ambition?

I think maybe I was two. I still like the Graham Crackers I'm holding in this photo, but you can't get 'em here in England. But Belgian Speculoos biscuits taste a little bit like the cinnamon version, possibly even a little bit better. My friend Mags is coming over from Brussels today, and I'm hoping she's packed some. I will be polite and not ask straight away. See, look at me, I start talking about writing and end up thinking about graham crackers. Typical.

Here's a picture I did when I was little, I'm not sure how old, exactly. But it still makes me laugh. Naughty angels. I'm pretty sure I got the word 'fink' from reading 'The Wizard of Id' in the Seattle Times comics section.


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Sep. 21st, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
Love and hugs to Mags
I am very envious that you have Mags for the weekend and I am SURE she has packed you some speculoos - she always brings me some :-)
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
HAROLD angels? Sure, why not! OH, but you were CUUUUUTE!!! Even sans teeth I recognize that same smile of infectious enthusiasm that we all know and love...
Sep. 21st, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hey I don't know if you're interested in writing for kids or for grownups or what, but a really good book about writing picture books for kids is 'Writing with Pictures' by Uri Shulevitz. (I don't know how well-known it is- maybe you've already read it?) It's pretty simple and low key, i.e. just my speed, and it focuses on the drawing aspect a bunch which is good for old non-verbal me also.

You probably weren't looking for suggestions but I just really like that book!
Sep. 22nd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks for that! Yes, I've been meaning to read the Shelevitz book for ages, but now you remind me, I must track it down! And I love his own work, the picture book 'Snow' is gorgeous.

... Do send any other suggestions my way, always appreciated! :-D
Sep. 21st, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
A genius!
And at such an early age...
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