Monday, 20 July 2015

Go Tex!

A proud day yesterday. Put the pedals back on Texas' bike and took him out to try proper riding... and he went instantly. I held him to start with but (almost immediately) as soon as he started to pedal i could feel he had it, so let him go and he was off.

It made me so happy to see him pedalling around. It took me back to when i first learnt, talking to my Dad as he pushed me along on a big flat football pitch, then he wasn't talking back... and that's when i realised he was way back, smiling! These are the wonderful moments of parenting (to be fair most of it is.... most!)

Go Texas!!

Rye Harbour nature reserve. Wonderful (and photogenic) shack.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

All The Dads Together

I've now gathered all the School Run Dads together in one place on my website School Run Dads
They were only quick drawings done later from memory, just to see if i could remember the outfits mostly. A few actually still look like the Dad, that's a bonus for me. I don't do portraits, but i do like characters!

here are a few you haven't seen before... i don't think...??

Monday, 13 July 2015

Last Days Of School

... so thought i'd creep a new School Run Dad in. This guy is one of my playground favourites, i love his superman trainers with their huge 6 inch tongues sticking straight up.

Friday, 10 July 2015

91cm From Myself

I love this animation. I first saw it a few years ago and had forgotten about it until recently and then remembered enough to track it down. I sometimes feel exactly like this, 91cm from myself.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Working Lunch

In Saturday's Guardian Weekend mag. A fun project, always more than happy to put food heads on people... put a face on it!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Into The Wild

This film has really stuck with us both here. It leaves it's mark. I watched it for the first time a couple of months ago and instantly loved it. Then we both watched it the other night. Right up there on my favourite movie list. I'm listening to Eddie Vedder's soundtrack right now, love that too.... and the film's score by Michael Brook. Emile Hirsch was great in the role of Christopher McCandless, whose life the film is about. Jakki's reading the book his sister wrote about it all too and is gripped by that.

It helps that the film (2007, directed by Sean Penn) is set in part out at Salvation Mountain and Slab City! Love those places. Anyway, i'm not doing a film review, just a nod to say, if you have never seen it, you should. It's a great film, about life and true happiness.

It's quite a ride though!