From July 28th to August 2nd I had more fun than I've had in years and I was working like a madman.
I joined 50 or so others to attempt to create a Children's Picture-book dummy each in 5 days on the Anglia-Ruskin Children's Book Summer School.
Here's a just a few of the images of my story that took while I was there. It was pretty telling how intensely we worked that I didn't appear to take a single picture of anything other than my drawings.
For me, the most valuable thing was being able to dedicate a good amount of time to one thing. When you work full-time and live in a 1 bed flat with a (beautiful and wonderful) wife and two small children you don't get a lot time for your own work.
So, for me and a few others there, this was more of a holiday.
I'll write another post about the process of making the dummy later but for now I'd like to thank everyone else who attended for being lovely and positive throughout the week, especially my tablemates, Sonia and Helen.
Of course, none of this would have been posible without the great team that taught us:
Pam, Ness, Marta, Carolina and Courtney...
But the biggest thanks go to my ever patient wife, Julie, who would've enjoyed this course as much I did. If not more. She'll go next year. :)