For the last couple of days I’ve been sketching new ideas for a new book with the old character Little Mouse.
I like drawing Little Mouse. I’ve some notes and sketches in my sketchbook and therefore it shouldn’t take long before I come out with… something. That’s what I thought, anyway.
The reality is different. I get easily distracted. For example I looked at the sketch of a horse I mentioned last week in my blog.
Before I knew it I was painting a bigger version of it.Anything to avoid what I should be doing.
Back to Little Mouse. I thought the story could be about Little Mouse going for an adventure. How about sending her to the woods?She could meet a bear.And perhaps she could meet a moose.
Who else lives in the woods…a snake.? Before I knew it I was distracted again.
These time I did a picture of a snake.It may look a bit spooky, but I like snakes. I named the picture “The Five O’clock Tea”. Can you see the mouse?
I’m back sketching Little Mouse. This time I got distracted by emails, but not every email is a nuisance.
One of the emails made me smile. A couple of years ago A new House for Mouse was published in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately the Czech version of the book was published without the cut outs, so some people decided to cut the holes in the pages themselves. It works (a kind of IKEA approach- do it yourself)!
One mum and her son Adam, who is 7 years old, used the cut out images to create this masterpiece! I like the picture and it looks like as if they had fun too. Thanks for sending the it to me!