March 29, 2013

Snowed in & story writing workshops

Hello from our snow surrounded cottage up here on the hill.
What an adventure we had last weekend, so much snow,
we woke to such a wonderland and were snowed in well & truly!
 We had to dig our way out & were snowbound for a few days.
Above you can glimpse the snow to the top of the hedgerows
Mr O is 6ft and it was taller than him, see the digger in the lane!
But oh it was a sight to behold, I spent an age wandering in the woods
and felt such deep peace & awe at the beauty of it all.
It bought a flurry of winged visitors to the garden too
and unveiled tracks of visiting creatures, normally unseen.
Of course i had to play for a while, pleasing my inner child!
My wee unicorn stood tall & proud most of the week.
This wintry weather has been perfect reference for my work
and the Nip Nebs book illustrations are coming along nicely.
A new venture for me this month was the "Daydream Believers" picture book creation workshops, set up with storyteller Susi Woodmass, where we work with children to help them develop words & pictures to create their very own wee books.  (Above~ some of the prompt cards i illustrated to inspire their storytelling)

Earlier this month i had the pleasure of working with Susi on our very first joint workshop at the local school. The imaginations of the children as they created their stories was inspiring indeed and watching them illustrate their work & bring it to life was a pure joy. I can't wait until next time.
So if you  know a group who would love to do one of our workshops do get in touch, you can find more information over here at "The Wee Folk Storytellers" website.
ps: you can click on each image to view it larger.