Creative Distraction

I’ve finished reading a book, “Chatter“ by Ethan Kross. It’s about the voice in our head – not the voices, plural, that would’ve been a different kind of book. As far as I remember (I’m terrible at remembering content – a film, a novel, I forget all about them once I reach the end), the … Continue reading Creative Distraction

In the bag

In a previous post, I shared the first adventure of Happy Daisy in the park.I showed my friend Alba who is helping me develop the character and she encouraged me to continue the story. One of my other friends, Chris, also wondered about what Daisy would find in the bag.So here is the next scene: … Continue reading In the bag

Hijacking and Haikus

At some point last year, I hopped onto my husband's artistic project. Kevin has been creating an image of his character, Technoman, every week for a couple of years. I admire his discipline very much. Every week, he places Technoman in a different environment, observing the objects and creatures around him, drawing us in. He … Continue reading Hijacking and Haikus

Happiness in Unusual Places

One day I went to Ravenscourt Park for my daily walk. The light and my mood made me look at everything with different eyes. I looked for scenarios for Daisy and the What Ifs ( you’ll meet them in due course). Here’s one of the first stories that came out.

Moment of Inspiration I

"Little Andy, who was six foot four, was wearing jeans instead of his postman's uniform."John Le Carré in SilverviewI make copious notes in the non-fiction books I read. When I read a novel, however, I tend to highlight only one or two sentences - like the above. I aspire to writing like this. In one … Continue reading Moment of Inspiration I

My daily fiction routine

I had a fantastic holiday. A proper one. Not the periods of time when I’m away from base and work at half speed – those are more like “breaks from normal life”: life continues away from base and it’s affected by the new surroundings. But they’re not holidays. A holiday, like the one I had, … Continue reading My daily fiction routine

Animating Happy Daisy

 Over the Christmas break, I created my first animation. Actually, I created a couple of animations a while ago, but I can’t remember how, I think I used Keynote in some way… In any case, this feels like my first animation, and it’s definitely my first frame by frame 2D animation.  I learned quite a … Continue reading Animating Happy Daisy

The Privacy of Writing

My friend, Bernie, organises, (or used to organise) a writing club. People writing a blog post or any other text would gather around a table to write. During NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) the community managers organised meet ups for people to meet up and… you got it: write. Once a week writer and podcaster … Continue reading The Privacy of Writing

Inspiration comes when you grab your pen and paper…

Whatever that pen and paper is. It’s been a while. I’ve been working on Daisy’s calendar and on the Technoman book with Kevin. Podcasting and client work have also got in the way. I would also love to blame novel writing for the lack of drawings, but that has its very own slot at the … Continue reading Inspiration comes when you grab your pen and paper…