Tequila Mockingbird

Now available for a short time I’m sure. Shown actually on a notebook but also available as a print & much more. Due to the pattern it looks great as a scarf etc


Might offer prints that look like an actual book above as well as the normal print, what ya think, comments welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rainy Days

Home Guidesheet

New Guide Sheet to show kids how to create their own books at home, rainy days will never be boring again.

I’m not a poet & now I know it

Well my poem went really well into the bin, I tried but as I realised its a lot harder than making the last words rhyme. FKBK sent it to their poet in residence & she put me to shame with her version which I have now put into the FKBK Workshop handout.
FKBK are on the lookout for teachers, poets, artists etc who would like to go into their local primary schools to offer workshops, worth a look me thinks… After a cup a tea

Yippee For Kids By Kids are here, so enjoy,
Our teacher will help us, each girl & each boy.
Under their watchful eyes, our efforts will grow,
Real poems & stories will soon be on show.
No-one will struggle, each page will be fun,
And very quickly our book will be done.
Maybe we’ll show off our work in our school,
Everyone, seeing, would think it so cool!

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FKBK Poetry Workshop

Trying to get my head round the FKBK Workshop handout for Poetry Tutors & I blooming ended up having a go at a bit of ‘Acrostic’ poetry myself (sounds like I know what I’m on about…nope I just remember doing them as a kid myself). It’s when the first letter of each line spells a word, anyway it was to get kids thinking what they could write if they used their name, Anyway how hard can it be… well blooming head scratcher hard!

Yes FKBK’s are here & we will all enjoy,
Our teacher, tutor, Every girl & boy.
Under their support we will all make,
Real Poetry Books, wow it’s a piece of cake.

Not one person will not receive a book,
At the end of today, we will all be hooked.
Maybe show our book off in the School Hall,
Even better open our very own book stall.

Ok alright I thought for my first attempt it was adequate, feel free to put me right or write me a better one.

Dream-a-Poem Sheet

Finished colouring & penning the Poem Theme illustration for the Creating Poetry Workshops for FKBK tutors, to show & inspire the young people attending.. Well hopefully…. Mmm time for a cup of tea me thinks

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For Kids By Kids Workshop Guides…what more?

Feeling a little bit Oliver Twist today, just had those good chaps at www.forkidsbykids.co.uk ask for some more illustrations to be handed out to their band of Workshop Tutors, jeez my pencil is that small it looks like its from Ikea (or any other reputable outlet that uses tiny pencils)…oh well back to the drawing board

Drug Awareness Illustration

My Grandson swears by these new herbal teas… His favourite’s Mushroom!

An Illustration I made up for Drugs Booklet handed out to young people.

Well it made me laugh anyway

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For Kids By Kids Workshop Guide

Example of what I’m sent to work from (this is a good one) & the start of illustrations in pencil. I’m slowly getting there but think it’s time for a cup of tea ๐Ÿ™‚

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More illustrations flying in… where’s my pencil?

Book Fair sounded like it went well, & the launch of ‘For Kids By Kids’, phone & email been going crazy for some more illustrations, might need a new pencil at this rate, Oh & maybe just maybe a stop animation short similar to the old style paper animation as shown on my Sandy Bay pages… but first time for a cup of tea me thinks ๐Ÿ™‚

Dream Themes sheet finished woohoo

Phew finally finished colouring the story book Dream Themes illustrations, hope the young people love them & they help them create some magical short stories

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From a dream to a story book

Finished pen & inking the illustration & managed to squeeze in a few extra random images into the dream to help engage & prompt the young people looking to write & illustrate their own picture book

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How to Plan a Story

Finished the ‘How to plan a story’ worksheet to be used by ‘For Kids By Kids’ at this weekends Book Fair, check their twitter for more info ๐Ÿ™‚

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