First Day Back Home by Summer Pierre
I recently spent a week in Cornwall and tried to do a sketch every day. I managed to only miss one!
I love the little fishing harbour where I stayed – watching the fishing boats and walking along the coast. The water there is unbelievably green. I love the unusual plant-life that you see in Cornwall, for me it’s the part of the UK that feels most like a different country! There’s an album of my Cornwall photos here.
Awesome ink works by Kim Jung Gi
'Hilda's world is one of wonder and magic and yet so very recognisably childlike, as she approaches things good, bad and strange openly, with curiosity, and without filters and umbrage. After having moved to the city in Hilda and the Bird Parade, Hilda is now a little more settled, but suffering somewhat from cooped-in syndrome- roaming around in the city isn't the same as roaming around in the country, so Hilda's mum decides enrolling in the Sparrow Scouts would be a good idea: Hilda gets to camp outdoors instead of in her bedroom, explore and wander to her heart's content, and perhaps even make some new friends. But camping in the great outdoors can't happen straightaway, with skills to be acquired and knowledge imparted, so we get a gorgeous, very funny, double-age spread montage sequence, as Hilda works her way through the 6 weeks of map-reading, (melodramatic) first aid, tent-pitching, knot-tying, and more. Pearson divides each page into 3 sections, ticking a week off each time, with all Hilda's varying efforts ending in mishap or comedy of some kind; it's the epitome of delightful.'
Here are two tales:
1. For about a year (seven years ago before I was a full time freelance illustrator), I was assistant manager in a shoe shop in the Office chain. I worked a 40 hour week, and I was paid monthly. In that time my pay was never late, never short, never ‘misplaced.’ I got my pay…
by a pixiv user
I have a deep-seated love for small, efficiently-arranged living/workspaces and this is pressing All My Buttons.
"A pixiv user" is not an acceptable source. Here it is.
This week as a group we’ve decided to each blog an image that has inspired us or an image of something we’ve been finding inspiring lately.
For me this week the gorgeous weather has definitely had an effect on me. I love the sun and it never fails to make me happy. Last week I got a rejection from a publisher I’d approached about a book… even though I was fine about it, the weather has been an added mood-lift to help me get over the disappointment!
These two pictures are of my roof garden… for me plants also represent tenacity, something that we really need when we work in a creative industry! To see a plant that has all but died regrow with added vigour the following year always inspires me to keep going.