Hello............ my blank and lethargic blogging mind has suddenly become a chirpy, perked up blogging mind. That's why my blogging has been so erratic, I'm sorry about that.................. but when you think about it, it's bound to happen occasionally isn't it? Sometimes it's a struggle to keep blogging every week, plus working hard at all the other things I do, without feeling worn out.
But enough of that, here I am, with a little blog entry, saying hello, and showing you a teeny weeny bit of what I've been up to lately.
I would loved to have worked them in porcelain (!) but sadly I don't have access to porcelain making facilities. I've had to make do with paper mache, which is very, very fiddly (I'm talking tiny, thinner than a bit of skinny string, strips of paper here).
These flowers are going to be painted with a minituarist's paint brush, applying tiny detail that a mouse would hopefully be proud of (well, that's the sort of tininess I aspire to, a mouse would probably think my work a bit slap-dash).
Thank you nature, for your lovely gifts.
Bologna Book Fair, the place all the publishers take their new books to sell, is happening soon, and I'm in a flurry of activity trying to get as much of the book I'm working on, finished in time to take it to the Fair. In the midst of all this, I had a very nice journalist called Tamzin Lewis, from The Newcastle Journal phoning me up to conduct an interview about "The Pig's Knickers" last week. Tamzin wrote a wonderful article, she writes beautifully. There's an on-line version you can see here.
Now I've got my blogging mojo back, I can say with confidence, see you next Tuesday, and have a fantastic weekend!